Category Archives: Historic Photos

1896 Lumber Delivery Contract

This is a contract between the City of Kent and E. Molkie to deliver 75 cords of 4 ft. slab wood to the Light Plant from the Kent Mill on Oct. 12th, 1896, all for $25. Very interesting read and … Continue reading

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Kent High School Band c.1930

Here’s a great photo of the Kent High School Band in either 1930 or 1931.

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Fireman Saves Child on Cliff

A terrifying story that ended well was printed in the Kent News-Journal on March 13, 1968.

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Grandfather Hull’s Office

There is a lot of notes on this photo, but not where it is from precisely. We know it is “Grandfather” Hull’s office/consultation room and the “secretary” is looking through the doorway from her “workshop”. It seems to be a … Continue reading

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Pat Hayes’ Hop House

This is a hop house that belonged to Pat Hayes Farm in Orillia. Hop farming was really big in the early 1900’s in Kent until the hops louse ruined the crops and people transitioned over to lettuce farming.

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