The Homestead Act of 1862 attracted many in search of a new beginning.

People from all walks of life arrived in Douglas County and began farming their newly acquired land. A huge support team followed with the eventual laying of a Railroad Track all the way from Wenatchee to Mansfield and eventually included rail service to Waterville.

Scroll down to see some of our Ag Gallery!

Visit our museum to see our vast ag displays in person.