As Kent gets ready for the Lion’s Cornucopia Days, the museum is thinking back to a different summer festival.
Back in 1934, Kent was the Lettuce Capital of Washington State.
The success of the lettuce farms led L. “Hum” Kean to think that Kent should hold a Lettuce Festival.
Over 4 years, from 1934 until 1937, Kent was home to a Lettuce Queen, a Lettuce Parade, and the World’s Largest Salad. Follow the links to explore pictures and stories from Kent’s past summer festivals.