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150 Years a Pioneer

Thomas P. Skeen with Kelly Black


150 Years a Pioneer: The Unlikely Story of Baker Boyer, Walla Walla, and the Region is a celebration of the Northwest’s oldest bank and its six-generation commitment to Walla Walla and Eastern Washington. Author and editor Thomas P. Skeen and documentary storyteller Kelly Black share the Baker family’s passion for championing and supporting the local community, a trait central to the institution since Dr. Dorsey S. Baker opened his bank in 1869. The story illustrates how collaboration and vision can contribute to a vibrant climate for building a region and its families, businesses, education, railway, agriculture, philanthropy, arts, and wine industry.


160 pages
hardcover with dust jacket
color 9 x 10 inches
ISBN 978-1-933245-59-1


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