Thursday, June 17, 2010
TOPPENISH, Wash. - If you've been through Delta, Colorado, you may have noticed the wall murals that have popped up on a few buildings downtown. Well, here in Toppenish they are everywhere. There is probably not a spot you can stand in the small downtown area and not see one. There are around 70 large murals, and they depict the town's Western heritage of exploration, wildlife, American Indian/European settler relations, and gambling. The mural in the accompanying photo shows "The Stick Game," an American Indian gambling game.
Toppenish is a town of about 9,000 on the Yakama Indian Reservation in central Washington, not far from the city of Yakima.
Also here is everybody's favorite destination, the American Hop Museum. I didn't find out about it until too late. Maybe next time ...