10 Things Yakima Gave the World
Yakima is known for a lot -- maybe more than you realize. Here are a few things Yakima has given the world.
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Without Kyle MacLachlan, "Twin Peaks," "Sex in the City" and "Portlandia" wouldn't be the same.
We didn't give the world all of the hops, but we gave the world a majority of them.
Other towns can claim they have great burgers, but they don't have a Miner burger. Especially a Double Miner with cheese.
Scott Hatteberg graduated from Ike and went on to play for the Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds.
Thanks to Yakima native Phil Mahre, we have an Olympian in our town. Phil and Steve Mahre competed in the 1984 Winter Olympics, where Phil took gold in slalom.
The late comedian Sam Kinison was from Yakima. Did you know that? He was a fantastic comedian whose life was cut short. He's the kind of guy that when I'm feeling like I need a quick laugh, I'll YouTube some of his comedy.
Another local celebrity, Raymond Carver, may not have been born in Yakima but grew up here. His poems and short stories have been translated around the globe.
Yeah, there's that "Palm Springs of Washington" sign. Others may laugh but to me it's a sign of pride.
Although Yakima ski racks aren't made in Yakima, they are named after the city where the company was founded.