Joseph Pentheroudakis, KP News

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It’s late summer, early fall. Temperatures went from the near-unthinkable 100-degree mark for a few weeks down to the 50s in the evening. It feels like a blast furnace when you walk out into … more
McMicken Island, a few hundred feet from Harstine Island to the west of the Key Peninsula, is a favorite destination for area boaters and kayakers. One of about 40 marine state parks in Washington, … more
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
“A Journal of the Plague Year,” Daniel Defoe’s short book about the 1665 outbreak in London of what is believed to have been bubonic plague, is never a comforting read; it is even less so in these times of a global pandemic. more
“Stay safe,” the cashier at the checkout said as I was putting my groceries back in the cart and getting ready to head out. more
The community of Northwest archivists, historians, genealogists and writers as well as many ordinary citizens were shocked at … more
I was in my junior year in high school in Greece. A shy, awkward teenager, I preferred to remain quiet in class. Even though my Greek forebears had … 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
It’s early December. Fall is winding down and winter is waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit. Exhausted, the garden is lying low and catching its … 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
A weaver’s weaver, the accomplished artist will display her work during the Farm … 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 The Delano Hotel ca. 1900. Collection of Laurie W. Austin The beach at Delano Bay south of Penrose Point State Park extends in a graceful curve for nearly a mile. … 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
Joseph Pentheroudakis It was the summer of 1992. I had recently moved to Seattle and was on the ferry to Southworth crossing Colvos Passage, the strait between Vashon Island and the Kitsap … more
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