The Valley was originally used for its fertile soil, in which residents planted daffodils that were then shipped for worldwide distribution. These are also used in the town’s yearly parade. In Puyallup, you will find Ezra Meeker’s mansion, which is currently lived in by one of the locals who made their way to the town via the Oregon Trail. The reason why this is particularly interesting is because it was Ezra Meeker who erected monuments along the Oregon Trail, establishing it as a walkway as well as preserving its historic value. Ezra became very famous for growing hops; however these were destroyed by an infestation. The mansion can be rented for weddings and other local events, as it remains to be a key part of the town’s culture. In the local park, you will also find a statue of Ezra Meeker made out of bronze, symbolizing his contributions.
Ending the summer Puyallup has it’s yearly grand Fair commonly called “do the Puyallup”. The new official name for the fair is “Washington State Fair“. This is one of the largest fairs in the North America and over a million people come to see the attractions. The fair offers everything from concerts, rodeos, rides, food, livestock, flowers, artwork, and all kinds of commercial exhibits.The Daffodil parade still continues to operate, with marching bands, veterans and decorative cars to really bring the city to life. In Puyallup, you will find Brandon Gibson, WR for the Miami Dolphins, Army Maj General Chester Victor Clifton JR and Nick Harmer, the bassist for Death Cab for Cutie. Read less –