Palouse, Washington – Antiques, More Antiques, and a Charm All Its Own

Palouse, Washington is not a place for people in a hurry.  Some things are simply not meant to be rushed. Antique shopping is one of them. And because antique stores and curiosity shops are one of the main attractions in this quiet town 15 miles NE of Pullman, visiting them is not an enterprise to be rushed but rather savored, like lunch or libations at The Congress, BBQ and beer at the Palouse Caboose, or a visit to the surprising Bank Left Art Gallery and Cafe. This close-knit community of 998 souls (as of the 2010 census) raised the funds to build its new community center through annual events such as October’s “Haunted Palouse” (guaranteed to thrill and chill), February’s “Cabin Fever Brewfest” (get tickets in December or by mid-January latest), and its July Music Festival that draws crowds from throughout the region. One of its principal cheerleaders, Marie Dymkoski, who also happens to be the Executive Director of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, shaved her head down to a Mohawk a few years back, in yet another effort to get the community center off the ground. While you’re visiting Palouse, see if you can arrange a tour of the Roy M. Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum. It’s a fun step back in time, that will introduce you to everything once needed to produce a newspaper, from Linotype machines to flatbed and Chandler printing presses. Palouse, Washington – a fun town to visit, and a pleasure to photograph.


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