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Surrounded by wheat fields, Uniontown is located in the Palouse, an area of southeast Washington characterized by rolling hills that are utilized for dry-land grain farming. It was founded in the 1870s by Thomas Montgomery, a transplanted New Yorker, and settled by German and Swiss immigrants.
Another early arrival was Father Anton Joehren, who established St. Boniface Church , 2 blocks west of Montgomery Street (US 195) at 206 St. Boniface St. Twin towers and a statue of the Immaculate Conception crown this brick church, built at the turn of the 20th century to serve a mostly German and Swiss congregation. The state's first consecrated Roman Catholic church, it has a beautifully maintained interior graced with stained-glass windows and stations of the cross. Phone (509) 229-3548.
On the north side of town, off US 195 at 419 N. Park Way, is Artisans at the Dahmen Barn , a restored 1935 dairy barn providing a creative venue that brings locally crafted fine and folk art to the public. Three floors feature 10 studios where visitors can observe and mingle with artists and craftspeople at work. A second-floor gallery showcases changing exhibits. Classes, performance events and festivals take place regularly; for information phone (509) 229-3414.
A wagon wheel fence encircles the property. This ongoing project is exactly what the name implies—a fence made out of more than 1,000 antique cast-iron wagon and tractor wheels.
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