National Geographic : 1933 Feb
Photograph byAsahel Curtis APPLE TREES FILL THE WENATCHEE VALLEY AND CLIMB THE HILLS AS HIGHAS WATER CAN BECARRIED The land that 35 years ago was sage-brush desert is now a paradise of bloom in spring and a glowing tapestry ofredfruit inautumn (see text, page 187). Homes are pretty bungalows, their roofs peeping above the orchards. The town is on a rockysite overlooking theColumbia River. Itwas moved there after the fruit industry began, in order that it might not occupy any considerable acreage of the highly productive soil.