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One of the first farm sites in the valley of the Walla Walla. A general store and a large grain warehouse once stood by the highway. To the south the Umatilla Highlands loom in the distance.

The tour traverses a broad flat crisscrossed by the Walla Walla River and its tributaries. This area was a veritable garden producing many crops; asparagus, peas, onions, potatoes, and other vegetables; apples, peaches, pears, and Italian prunes; alfalfa hay, and wool.

The vegetation of the Walla Walla country is varied and colorful. Drier sections are covered with rabbit bush and sagebrush. Along the watercourses are clumps of willows and cottonwoods, interspersed with chokecherry, serviceberry, and elderberry bushes. In the late spring the arid dunes are brightened by the rose-colored sand dock, and the low uncultivated hills are covered with grama grass, or bunch grass, and lupine; the stream banks are yellow and purple with buttercups, yellow bells, honeysuckle, shooting stars, and purple grasswidows.