Kenmore Air

A float plane moves on a rare sheet of ice at the Kenmore Air Harbor in a photo believed to have been taken in January, 1949 when Lake Washington froze over.

John McMasters Shingle Mill

McMaster mill workers show off an award for their prize-winning shingles in 1909. John McMaster is in the front, row right.

Bothell Stages


The first non-Native settlers came to what is now Kenmore from 1860 through the early 1900s, hoping to profit from the harvest of timber. A team of oxen emerges from the woods pulling logs harvested by early loggers.

Friends in car

Ward's Beach Resort

Kenmore Garage

Bob's Place



Five McMaster Heritage Award winners gathered at the Kenmore Community Club for the 2018 award ceremony: from left, Kent Sturgis (2014), Stacy Adman (2012), Harrold Thompson (2013) Jo Ann Evans (2007), Annette Eaton (2018), and David Maehren (2009).

The Kenmore Heritage Society has given Annette Eaton, who began six decades of volunteer work soon after graduating from Bothell High School in 1956, its 17th McMaster Heritage Award for extraordinary public service. The award ceremony took place before a packed house at the Kenmore Community Club on Thursday, Feb. 7

A beloved and widely known community leader, Annette over the years coached youth soccer and baseball, volunteered in various capacities at Arrowhead Elementary School, helped build a playground structure at the school, spent many hours workig with the PTA at Arrowhead and Inglemoor High School, organized the Northshore School District’s first newspaper; helped with school picnics, carnivals, field trips, and music competitions; helped with countless Campfire Girl events; was active in the Bothell High School Alumni Association; helped revitalize the Kenmore Community Club and earn recognition for it as historic place  … read more

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