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Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

by Zachary E. Van Tassel, Greater Kent Historical Society On Saturday, August 8, at 1 PM, the Mill Creek Neighborhood will host a unique ribbon-cutting event on the corner of Temperance Street and Jason Avenue North in Kent. Late last year, the neighborhood was...

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Good neighbors build great gates

Good neighbors build great gates

by James Daly and Greg Bartol If you are one who recognizes great organizations when you see them, then you know that two of them are near each other on Lea Hill in Auburn. Naturally, when Soos Creek Botanical Garden (SCBG) needed a gate to span their large entry,...

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Duwamish pioneer served in Civil War militia

Duwamish pioneer served in Civil War militia

by Pat Brodin, Tukwila Historical Society Although the Civil War was under way on the eastern side of the nation which seemed far away from the Pacific Northwest, the conflict had coursed its way through the Washington Territory. Vast numbers of military personnel...

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Trace Des Moines history via heritage trail

Trace Des Moines history via heritage trail

by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture administrator Historical photographs provided courtesy of Des Moines Historical Society  The Des Moines Beach Park Heritage Trail is a stroll back through time. The Des Moines Historical Society, with support from 4Culture, has...

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Federal Way pieces together Seattle’s neglected history

Federal Way pieces together Seattle’s neglected history

by Dick Caster The Historical Society of Federal Way recently completed its restoration of the historic David T. Denny Cabin.  Historical Society secretary Dick Caster has written a detailed monograph about the Denny Cabin. Below is an excerpt. As early as 1870 David...

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