This is a photograph of the land taken in 1920, right before this area(Now known as the suburbs) was overtaken by the population.
Avista was founded by pioneers in the late 1890's. The town was built on very wetland that had alot of vegitation and rich soil. The pioneers however were not that smart in choosing a center for their town hall. The center of the city was, and still is at the lowest elevation in the area. Frequent floods ravaged the town through out the years. However, with the work that was put in by the citizens, many people from all around moved to avista. By the year 1958 it was a considered a city by many.
Today the city has grown to a residential population of 283, 407 and a metro population of 602,034.