WORK IN PROGRESS — This 1955 Ford Milk truck from the Carnation Milk Company in Sunnyside is being restored to its former glory.

GRANDVIEW — The Carnation water tower in Sunnyside isn’t the only surviving evidence of its presence and influence on the Lower Yakima Valley.

“There is another... I bought this ‘55 Ford milk truck shell from Boyd’s Auto Wrecking a few years back,” Greg Van Doren of Grandview said.

Last summer, he got some front sheet metal from a donor truck and put a rear axle under it. 

Van Doren said he has a front axle, motor and transmission to install too.

“Why?” he questioned. “My father drove a truck just like this during the early sixties in Moses Lake.”

He continued, “Maybe when this rig is rolling again, it can meet the old tower for a survivor reunion.”

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