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Borleske seeks photos, maps for Rosalia storefronts


August 8, 2019

Mark Borleske has been working with the Rosalia Chamber and local businesses to use vacant storefront windows to display scenic or historic aspects of Rosalia and the Palouse area.

Borleske is looking for materials to display in a storefront that displays the route and locations on the Palouse Scenic Byway. He is seeking a fairly large map depicting the byway that a person on the sidewalk could see and understand through storefront glass.

He believes this kind of display can draw further interest in the area and create more pedestrian traffic in Rosalia and be an incentive for motorists to get off Highway 195 and explore locations on the Palouse Scenic Byway.

Prior to Battle Days, Borleske had a window display with a map and scenic photos with captions of the Palouse to Cascades Trail, especially the section from Lind to Tekoa. He also put up a display of photos from the mid-1970’s showing the Milwaukee and other railroads in Rosalia. Included were historic scenes of the Rosalia downtown, with views of the storefronts.

He is working on getting the use of a storefront on another buildings on Whitman Ave. He would like to have this second storefront have dual themes of downtown Rosalia history and scenic Palouse.


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