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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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Gala 2017 Video

Buy tickets on our Events Page!

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Two Kent Basketball Teams

Here are two Kent basketball teams- one from Kent High School in 1906, and the other from Kent Meridian Jr. High School in 1955. Their uniform style changed a lot over the years!

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We Are History Keepers

The free “We Are History Keepers” workshop taking place at the Kent Senior Activity Center is coming up on Oct.7th! Lunch is provided for $10 if you RSVP, so do so by Sept. 25th! rsvp@ethnicheritagecouncil.org

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Cavanaugh Hardware

We have a lot of information on the Cavanaugh family in our archives. These three similar businesses in Kent all share the Cavanaugh name. We thought it was neat how their stores progressed over time! Cavanaugh & Clancy Tinning & … Continue reading

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C & C Produce

C & C Produce- Cash & Carry Fruits and Vegetables and S.T. Produce. This was on Railroad Ave, north of Smith St. (c.1960’s)

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The Kent Theater

The Kent Theater and Meeker Street Livery, on the north side of W. Meeker, between 2nd & 4th streets. c. early 1900’s

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Dunn’s Meat Market

Dunn’s Meat Market c.1915. It was located where Bittersweet Restaurant then Downhome Catering was, 211 1st Ave S, Kent. Dunn’s Meat Market handled everything from the carcass to the trimmings. One of the people pictured is Oscar Barnes. This is … Continue reading

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