Located in the south-central part of the state of Washington and the seat of Yakima County. Yakima is situated on the Yakima River and was selected by the Northern Pacific Railway in 1884 selected the city as its construction headquarters. The plan was abandoned and became a new settlement, which was known as North Yakima, which was then established in the north of the area. With its desirable location which is on a railroad, North Yakima then became a depot and point for cattle-shipping. Irrigation was first introduced in the area in 1891 which turned Yakima Valley into an area that is a highly productive area that is supported by pears, apples, sugar beets, mint, hops, cherries, livestock, and dairying. And in the 1980s, the winemaking industry was introduced and was developed.
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