Tag Archives: kent history

Bowling in Kent

Here are some photos that were donated to us of bowling teams. Bowling has been around in Kent as a pastime since the 1900’s! The first photo is from c.1900 of a bowling alley located on RR Ave. It was … Continue reading

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1896 Lumber Delivery Contract

This is a contract between the City of Kent and E. Molkie to deliver 75 cords of 4 ft. slab wood to the Light Plant from the Kent Mill on Oct. 12th, 1896, all for $25. Very interesting read and … Continue reading

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Kent High School Band c.1930

Here’s a great photo of the Kent High School Band in either 1930 or 1931.

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Fireman Saves Child on Cliff

A terrifying story that ended well was printed in the Kent News-Journal on March 13, 1968.

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Grandfather Hull’s Office

There is a lot of notes on this photo, but not where it is from precisely. We know it is “Grandfather” Hull’s office/consultation room and the “secretary” is looking through the doorway from her “workshop”. It seems to be a … Continue reading

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2017 Gala

Here are some photos of our 2017 Fundraising Gala! Thank you to everyone who helped pull it off and to everyone who supported us!

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The Apple Barrel Country Store

Who remembers the Apple Barrel Country Store on Meeker? (I know that’s where my Mom & I learned how to make Applehead dolls! ~Michelle) Here is a photo and an article from Oct. 1994 about this charming store. Don’t know … Continue reading

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A 93 Year Old Kent Mystery

A great Kent “mystery” from c.1924, From the Kent Advertiser/Journal

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School Buses in Kent’s Past

Some ways Kent children were bused to school over the years.                            

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New Exhibit Opening in October

“Stranger Things: Bizarre and Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this October (Friday the 13th)! This exhibit will focus on some of the lesser known stories in the city’s historic past and some of the intriguing characters that helped … Continue reading

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