Category Archives: Historic Photos

Gonnason Bros. Service Station

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Registry of Kent Voters 1892

A registry of Kent voters in 1892!

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Kent Jr. High Honor Society

Kent Jr. High Honor Society 1931. Left to right: Charlotte Oliver, Betty Fae Williams, Ellen Gray, Toye Louise Nakatsuka, Giulia Reano, Jane Rawdon, Alma Booher, Imogene Bush, unknown, Virginia Meridth, Tillie Ann Hallock, & Natalie Dubois.

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O’brien Elementary School

O’brien Elementary School. One of the photos was noted the year 1919, another 1900, the others are unknown. Note the background in the second photo- farmland as far as you can see!

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Happy Halloween!

This was found shoved inside the 1905 school records we have been scanning. The Great Pumpkin, even back then 😉 or more likely a scarecrow or costume?

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