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Lake Chelan Washington Boxed Apples

SKU: CRL1024 $3.00 USD



Historic Overview

This gorgeous label shows Washington State's fabulous, pristine Lake Chelan, which has legends about its monstrous lake trout, with snow and ice covered mountains in the near background. The foreground shows two appetizing Washington apples.


The Chelan Mountains in the Wenatchee National Forest, shown in the background of the label, are east of Lake Chelan and known for their large populations of wildlife including deer, elk and bear. The label was for the Lake Chelan Growers Union of Chelan, Washington and measures 10.5” Wide x 9” Tall.


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