Yakima Washington Historical Events Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Yakima, Washington Historical Events and Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate

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The Sisters of Providence opened the first nursing school. The school remained open until 1971 when the program was transferred to Yakima Valley College.

The United States Reclamation Services asks the Sisters of Charity of Providence to establish Yakima's first hospital. Hospital opened on 08/02/1891 in a seven room wooden house that could hold 13 patients. (On the site that is now the Yakima Mall.) The hospital was rebuilt on another site before its move to the current location, 110 South Ninth Avenue in 1914.

1886, January 27
North Yakima was incorporated and named the county seat for Yakima County.

Yakima County was established

The first white men entered the Yakima Valley. They were members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Yakima and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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