Wyman Duggan, left, and Joe Schorno look through one of the lighted Christmas decorations that line Interstate 90 from just west of Moses Lake to near George, Wash., on Wednesday. The men work for agriculture supplier Quincy Farm Chemicals, which maintains and puts up Christmas decorations along the freeway. The displays are powered by outlets built into center-pivot irrigation lines. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)
The stretch of interstate between Moses Lake and George can be a dark and empty place for night travelers most of the time. Not so between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. For years, holiday motorists headed over the river and through the mountains between Spokane and Seattle have been treated to an array of some 20 flashing light displays that seem to appear magically out of the plowed fields just beyond the frontage roads. Frosty the Snowman waves. Penguins slide down a hill. A locomotive pulls cars. A race car flashes. A man dodges a snowball. Many travelers zoom by just grateful for a break in the landscape that diverts young passengers from demanding “When are we going to be there?” But some might wonder about the story behind the annual Country Christmas display. It’s a story in two chapters/Jim Camden, SR. More here.
Question: Have you seen this display?