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In the 1880 census Charles Pack, the first settler on Herron Island, was recorded as living on Ketron Island. Ketron is a small island on the opposite side of the Sound, across from Steilacoom. … more
The community of Northwest archivists, historians, genealogists and writers as well as many ordinary citizens were shocked at … more
Fifty years ago, in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 1970, a fire of unprecedented proportions burned through several businesses in Key Center, leaving only ashes and charred rubble in its wake. more
An 1889 map showing Charles E. Pack (misspelled as Peck) as the owner of a portion of Herron Island. From Plummer's Complete Atlas of the County of Pierce, Wash. … more
It is perhaps the most fitting legacy of the 19th century utopian, … more
KPHS board members Bart Wolfe, Judy Mills and Paul Michaels have been leading the restoration of the historic Vaughn Library Hall. Photo: Joseph Pentheroudakis, KP … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis, KP News United States Penitentiary, McNeil Island, photographic print, cyanotype. Buildings of the U.S. Penitentiary on McNeil Island, WA, circa 1890-91. Looking … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis, KP News Herron Island at sunrise. Photo: Joseph Pentheroudakis, KP News The early 1950s were an uncharacteristically busy time on Herron Island. Until then an … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis, KP News Rare aerial photo of Herron Island dated August-September 1951 showing a logging raft almost a third full. The raft stretches about 800 feet along the east side of … more
Lisa Bryan, KP News The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity was built in 1890. It was burned down in 1971 as one of a string of unsolved KP arsons. Courtesy KP Historical … more
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