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100 Years Ago in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash - Soon you'll be able to go into a house, much like the ones pioneers in the Yakima Valley lived in.  A replica house from the early 1900's is being built at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum.  KNDO spoke with the woman who lived in the original house, 96-year-old Margaret Keys of Yakima.  She is paying for this replica house to be built because she wants people to know what it was like to live in Yakima almost 100 years ago.

"We hope to show that here, how living in the early 1900's was like without the necessities of life," says Bob Escbach, a staff member at the museum.

Keys plans to donate the furniture she grew up with in the next few years.

"My mother always wanted a home of her own and it took her a long time and I wanted to keep the things we had in that first house," says Keys.

Keys still uses the stove that was in the house before she was born.

I intend to live here till I die, no retirement home no nothing.

You can see the replica house for yourself at the museum in Union Gap, staff stay they will have it ready by the end of April.