Tag Archives: Kent

1929 Washington State Drivers License

We got a surprise in the mail today! Some items belonging to the owner of Weitzel’s General Store which was in Orilla, WA. This was stuck in the front cover of an old book- the drivers license for then 16 … Continue reading

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WWI Ads

One hundred years ago the U.S. entered WWI. While perusing The Kent Journal & Des Moines Intercitian Newspaper from 1918, a year later, we’ve found some amusing ads. Here is one example from Scott’s Emulsion.

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Experience Historic Kent This Summer

Experience Historical Kent has released the dates for this year’s events! Mark them on your calendar and plan to visit some of Kent’s historic sites this summer!   Sat. July 29         Greater Kent Historical Society at Farmers market 9AM-2PM … Continue reading

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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, fertilizer and grocery for us over the years of human habitation. It’s route has changed, naturally and at our hands, many times, but … Continue reading

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Easter Bonnet Tea Filling Up Fast!

The 12pm seating is almost full! Call today to reserve your spot!

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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