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VOL. XXI. NO. 21.
The Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacture*
ing* Center of the Lower Yakima Valley.
Prosser is located on the main line
of the Northern Pacific Railway, be
tween Spokane and Puget Sound, and
50 miles southeast of North Yakima,
the nearest large town.
It is on the soutn bank of the Yaki
ma river, which has a fall of 20 feet
adjacent to the city, furnishing an ex
cellent water power at present only
At a comparatively small cost, 6000
horse power can be created at this
point which may be profitably used in
In addition to the power now used
for pumping water to irrigate the 2000
acres under the canal of Prosser Fahs
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 1, 1904.
Land & Irrigation Co., and for the city
water works, and for a small flour
mill and electric light plant, there is
at this point one of the best opportuni
ties in the state for a flour mill with a
capacity of 200 to 500 barrels a day;
for a cold storage and ice making
plant, a creamery and for other manu
facturing enterprises that may be es
established here, for development of
power to operate a suburban electric
railway line between Prosser and N.
Yakima, traversing a district already
well settled and in the highest state
ORCHARD AND FEED LOT, UNDER SUNNYSIDE CANAL.
of cultivation, for furnishing light and
power to Sunnyside, Mabton and other
nearby towns and also to the rural
population adjacent to such lines.
Prosser's population • is over 1200
people in the city, but like all irri
gated places the thickly settled rural
districts make it difficult for a strang
er to tell where the town ends and the
The population of Prosser in 1901
was 300, in 1902 500, in 1903 1000, and
before another season it is estimated
the population will exceed 2000 people.
Already represented in this hustling
little town are almost all lines of busi
There are three public school build
ings in the district, one of which cost
$6000 in 1902. The Methodists have
a church building and regular ser
vices. The Christian Church( Dicip
les) has good working force, well or
ganized, and regular services are held
but they have no building of their
Fraternal organizations are well
represented here, the most prominent
50c per Year ; 5c the Copy.
being the Masons, the Odd Fellows
and the Woodmen. The Odd Fellows
have recently completed a two story
brick building at a cost of over $6500;
which has been aranged for an opera
house below and lodge rooms in the
The area irrigated by the Prosser
Falls Land & Irrigation Co., includes
most of the townsite and nearly 2,000
acres of adjacent land lying on the
south side of the river.
These lands have been watered
since 1894 and are now in good culti-
vation, mostly occupied in small tracts
fdr suburban homes. Five years ago
these lands were selling at $40 an acre
but the raw lands would now readily
bring $100. Improved lands $150 to
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