Saturday, April 13, 10:30am
Greater Kent Historical Society Museum
855 E Smith Street, Kent
Registration required. Register online at kcls.org or by calling your local library.
Slick as a Mitten: Ezra Meeker’s Klondike Enterprise, by Dennis M. Larsen
This book chronicles local pioneer Ezra Meeker’s experiences during the Klondike Gold Rush. He started a business in the Yukon that provisioned the miners with tons of canned goods and fresh vegetables grown and processed in the Green/White River Valley-and even today, you will find the Meeker name attached to local schools, streets and buildings.
Read Slick as a Mitten in advance, then come to the Museum to join the discussion about how that get-rich-quick period in the Far North influenced development in our area. Following the book talk, join us on a walking tour of historical downtown Kent, where you’ll see several buildings constructed with funds gained during the Klondike Gold Rush. Wear good walking shoes and come dressed for the weather. This is a two-hour program.