Capitol Coal Mine

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Green River: Lifeblood of the Valley

  The Green River drives the history of the White River Valley. It has been sculptor, highway,… [more]

Green River: Lifeblood of the Valley Green River: Lifeblood of the Valley

East Valley Highway Foundry

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East Valley Highway Foundry East Valley Highway Foundry

Plant Sale

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Easter Bonnet Tea Filling Up Fast!

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The World’s Beautiful Pictures

Today we just received a donation of before “Highlights” children’s activity books from the 1930’s!
This ad really shows how lucky we are to have the internet now, our kids can see the “World’s Beautiful Pictures” with a quick online search, no mail order required!
This was from “Children’s Activities for Home and School”, March 1937.
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Stop Off At Kent

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Mr. and Mrs. Burke 1880

This is a glass negative of a very dignified Mr. & Mrs. Burke, who lived near O’Brien, c.1880
A parcel immediately south of the Nelson farm, the original Peter Saar Homestead, was owned by the Burke family.

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Swedish Bible

We had a lovely Swedish family Bible donated to us. There are many clippings and notes as well as this photo. We are still working on identifying the family, although a note from the donor indicated she thinks they were “valley people”.
The Bible was printed in 1878 and there is a obituary inside dated June 23,1899 for a Gustaf Wadlemar.
One of the clippings inside is an ad for a property in the Kent Valley.
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Kent Pro Football Player- Rik Sortun

Pro football player Rik Sortun went to Kent Meridian High School and then went on to play for the Huskies and then the Cardinals!
Read more about him here:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176776917
(Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times)
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Kent Pro Football Player- Robin Earl

Thanks to our great readers, we have a couple more pro football players from Kent to add to our list!
Today is Robin Earl. He graduated from Kent Meridian and played for the Bears! Read more here:
http://old.seattletimes.com/html/sports/2001805033_flashback02.html
 
(photo courtesy of: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/tags/bears-alumni-club )
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Kent Pro Football Player- Morris “Red” Badgro

Our last Pro Football player from Kent is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- Morris Hiram “Red” Badgro!
He went to Kent High School, played for the New York Yankees of the All-American Football Conference in 1927, then the New York Giants, coached at the University of Washington and got inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981.
Read more about him here:
http://gkhs.org/kent-stories/morris-red-badgro/
and here:
http://www.profootballhof.com/players/morris-red-badgro/

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Kent Pro Football Player- Jeff Jaeger

Another pro football player who got his start in Kent is Jeff Jaeger. He is a kicker that went to Kent Meridian High School.
He played for the University of Washington, the Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Raiders/ Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears.
Read more about him here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Jaeger
(Photo courtesy of http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20051122&slug=flashback22)
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Kent Pro Football Player- Mike Karney

Mike Karney went to Kentwood High School before starting his Pro Football career!
He played for the New Orleans Saints and the St Louis Rams.
Read more about him here:
https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W

(Photo courtesy of https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W)

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Kent Pro Football Player- Kai Ellis

Another Kent native who went into pro football was Kai Ellis. He graduated from Kentridge High School!
He played for the University of Washington, the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent, the Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Renegades, and Montreal Alouettes.
Read more about him here:
http://www.westhillsfalcons.com/KaiEllis?view=bio

(photo courtesy of http://www.cfl.ca/…/…/07/kai-ellis-signs-new-deal-with-esks/)

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