Ed Marquand, founder of Mighty Tieton
Stanley Hall, Mayor of Tieton
Jackie Williams, owner of Orchard Monkeys
Kerry Quint, co-founder of Goathead Press
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How did a detour, a patch of goathead thorns, and a flat bike tire change one guy's life, and bring an economic boost to a sleepy, little town?
Welcome to Tieton, Washington. Population: 1,200. In some ways, it’s your quintessential small town: three churches, an antique shop, a couple of cafes. No highway, no railroad. For the most part, people make their money farming apples. But unlike most other farming towns in the region, Tieton is also something of a destination for artists and urban creatives from across the country. In this episode, we take a close look at how these people ended up in Tieton — and how their presence there has changed this town.
This story was produced by Phoebe Flanigan with help from Team Rendered.
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