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Women Suffragettes in Kent

This photo was shared on another Kent history page. “Picture is dated July 4th, 1919. Says it was taken on Meeker Street. 4th person from the left is Klinkensmith, 5th is Jennie (Jensen) Johnson”. -John The conversation afterwards thought it … Continue reading

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Downtown Kent in the 1960’s

Here’s a photo of some downtown Kent businesses from the 1960’s on Railroad & Meeker: Jim’s Barber Shop, Reynolds Plumbing & Heating, Kent Trading Post. The truck is from Lone Brothers Construction Company of Auburn. Note the parking meters! Here … Continue reading

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Introducing the Adult Education Series at Kent Historical Museum

Kent Historical Museum will be unveiling a 3 part adult education series this fall and winter. We will be pairing a short lecture on an aspect of Kent’s history with a skills based workshop to follow, and we would like … Continue reading

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The Moonlite Inn Star Room

The Moonlite Inn Star Room, Coffee Shop, Dancing, Club, Tavern & Leonard Rexall Drugs. c. 1960’s. It was located on Meeker between 1st & 2nd. Here’s what it looks like now courtesy of Google Maps:

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Panther Lake Elementary School

We had someone ask about the date of the old Panther Lake Elementary school. So we thought we’d share with everyone a quick history of Panther Lake! In 1906 the people of the district voted to build a new school … Continue reading

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The Lucky Grocery Store

The Lucky Grocery Store on 4th & Meeker (NE corner). c. 1971 Here’s what it looks like now courtesy of Google Maps:

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Reminder of Museum Closure

FYI, Thursday & Friday (August 10th &11th) the museum will be closed for some porch repairs which will block the entrance. Please visit us Wednesday or Saturday! Thanks for your understanding!

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Smith Brothers Exhibit Opening

Our Guest speakers will be here at 3pm!!

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Please Excuse Frances…

This note was found while volunteers were scanning school attendance record books. It is from c.1905, and says: “Wednesday- Miss McHugh, Will you please excuse Frances at recess so she can get dinner for me as I am going away. … Continue reading

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Museum Closed August 10th & 11th

FYI, next Thursday & Friday (August 10th &11th) the museum will be closed for some porch repairs which will block the entrance. Please visit us Wednesday or Saturday! Thanks for your understanding!

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