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November Mystery Book Club

On November 8th at 10am we will be discussing the book: "Folly" by Laurie King. We will also be deciding… [more]

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Mystery Book Club

Our next Mystery Book Club meeting is Wednesday, October 11th at 10 am! Stop by to discuss "In The Bleak… [more]

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GKHS Annual Fundraiser Gala this Saturday September 30 from 5:30-9:00 pm

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Gonnason Bros. Service Station

Several photos of the Gonnason Bros. Service Station in Kent, WA. c.1920’s

“Garage Truck”

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Our Window Has Been Restored!

Our restored window is reinstalled!! Thank you to everyone who supported this project!!!

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1914 Report Card

With finals coming up soon, it’s nice to know there has always seemed to be report cards and commiserate with those in the past. Here is the report card for Frank Bouldron for the school year of 1913- 1914 at Kent High School. (He was a pretty good student, mostly A’s and B’s!)

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Registry of Kent Voters 1892

A registry of Kent voters in 1892!

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Christmas Open House

See the Bereiter house decorated for the season! Come enjoy some snacks, music, good company and see Santa Claus!
(Picture taking and donations welcome)
Sunday, December 10th from 1pm-4pm
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The Taylor School

This is a letter recalling Mr. Harry Waid’s years at the Taylor School just outside of Kent. It was published in installments and we only have one of them, but it shows what it was like going to school in the early 1900’s. It was printed in Aug. 1963.
The first photo is of a class in 1900 at the Taylor School. It is noted that Mrs. Failor was the teacher and Faye Hart is the smallest one in the front row.

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Danny Pierce in Alaska

Danny Pierce was a painter that lived right here on East Hill! He has work in the Smithsonian and he painted many of our murals downtown. In the Kent News-Journal on Dec. 16, 1959, a letter he wrote back home when he was in Alaska was printed, describing his experiences there.

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Kent High School’s 1910 Undefeated Football Team

Here is a story about the 1910, Kent High School undefeated football team. This article was printed on March 24, 1971, newspaper unknown.

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George Whall and the Cabin he was Born In

This is a story that ran in a local newspaper in July 1966, about George Whall and the cabin he was born in on Aug 15, 1890, still standing at that time. It was located on 132nd Ave SE., Kent, WA.

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