Pioneer's 'rags-to-riches' story featured at museum


WALLA WALLA — Fred Stine represents one of Walla Walla’s best “rags to riches” stories.

With only the clothes on his back and 75 cents in his pocket, Stine arrived in Walla Walla in 1862, the year community officially organized itself into a city.

Earning the trust of many residents, he borrowed funds from them and became a successful businessman.

Touchet agri-businessman Charles Saranto will present Stine’s stories, including his experiences as a blacksmith and owner of Walla Walla’s Stine House, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The museum, 755 Myra Road, is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Admission is free for children under 6 and members; $3 for children 6-12; $6 for seniors 62 and older and students; $7 for adults.


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