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    Historical site loses Teapot

    Here is a post by KIMA about the move of the Historic Teapot Dome that was next to I-82 east of Zillah.



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    Zillah's historic Teapot Dome officially has a new home! Crews moved the teapot this morning to a spot next to the civic center on First Avenue. It will be turned into a visitor's center. What do you think about the move?

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    I didn't realize it would have to be dismantled to such an extent to move it, but I'm glad they are doing it. Win/win... Zillah gets something to draw people to town and the historic building is saved. Can't wait to go and check it out after they finish up!
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    I think it's good to see It be restored it was starting to look pretty tattered. This way it will get some use in may help draw some people into the town.

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    It is great they are restoring the building and the move to town to be used sounds like a good plan. I will miss seeing it off the side of the Freeway though. It always reminds me of the time I lived with my grandparents when I was a little kid. They lived in Sunnyside and we would go by the Teapot often. I remember stopping at it a few times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceg View Post
    It is great they are restoring the building and the move to town to be used sounds like a good plan. I will miss seeing it off the side of the Freeway though. It always reminds me of the time I lived with my grandparents when I was a little kid. They lived in Sunnyside and we would go by the Teapot often. I remember stopping at it a few times.
    WOW you're old ! Just kidding Ceg,I remember stopping there as a kid too. Glad to see it being saved and rebuilt,it was looking pretty shabby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceg View Post
    I will miss seeing it off the side of the Freeway though. I remember stopping at it a few times.
    Same here but glad that they are giving it a new life. I have always pointed it out to the kids as we went by on the HWY
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