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Buena: 1939

Buena: 1939

The small town of Buena, Washington, in Yakima County, one of the country's top farming regions. August 1939. View full size. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

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Golding Warehouse follow up…

The Golding Warehouse, the only extant building way back when this was first posted here at Shorpy, was apparently demolished sometime between September 2008, when it was still visible in Google street view, and July 2012, when it is no longer standing.

That's "YakimAH"

NOT "YAKimuh" (which I keep hearing on TV and it drives me crazy).

From a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughter of Washingtonians.

You Know You're In Redneck Country When...

...The word "Eats" is a noun instead of a verb. I'm sure there are also places in this town that sell "Chow" "Grub" and "Vittles," but not food.

Long Shadows

If this shot had been taken a second or two later a bicyclist would have appeared in the right side of the picture.

The location of this photo... here (Google Maps).

Behind the "Eats" sign on the left is the Golding Warehouse (still standing). Here's a picture from flickr of how it looked in January 1997. None of the other buildings are still there.

I'm hungry

I want some Eats, and it looks like I have my choice of two Eats providers.

[There was no shortage of Eats, Meats or Coca-Cola in Buena! - Dave]


It's great to see Dorothea Lange's work here on Shorpy! My morning visit just got a bit brighter!!

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