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Happy Birthday National Park Service!

Today is the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service! In celebration, we found a photo of some friends from Kent on a horse ride to Indian Henry’s on Mt. Rainier! (date unknown)

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Boating

Did you know…boating was a popular pastime back in the day just like now! They were also used to transport goods and people through the Kent valley on the Green/White River before the railroads were put in. Shown are three … Continue reading

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Kent Chronicles will be returning for the fall at the Bereiter Museum!

Kent Chronicles will be returning for the fall at the Bereiter Museum! Kent Chronicles is a series of presentations given at the museum regarding some aspect of our local history. In this fall’s case, it will be centered on the … Continue reading

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2016 Gala

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The Libby Cannery

Did you know… Kent was a national center for vegetables and housed several major canneries? These businesses provided seasonal employment for many residents of Kent. The Libby Cannery shown here in about 1920, was on the corner of 4th & … Continue reading

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Kent’s First School

Did you know… the first school in area was the Titusville School. This photo was taken in 1882 & Mr. Allen was one of the teachers.. It was located on S. Central & S. 259th on the NE corner. Note … Continue reading

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Kent’s Fish Pond

Did you know… Kent used to have a fish pond in the middle of town? It was in the city park that was between Gowe & Smith streets. The park had flowers, Chestnut trees and a bandstand. Around 1932 the … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars! Experience Historical Kent is coming up in August!

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Last Kent Story of Kent 125

May 28, 2016 marks the end of Kent 125 and the beginning of Kent 126.  The GKHS will no longer bring a Kent Story every council meeting, though there are still myriad stories to tell and more being made very … Continue reading

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GKHS Wrap-up 3/19/2016

Lots going on at the GKHS, and it has been too long! The Ultimate Valentine Tea, on 2/13, was a huge success for the GKHS and the Neely Mansion Association! Forty five people were treated to tea, chocolate and wine … Continue reading

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