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Sammamish Slough Then and Now

Motorboat, Sammamish Slough Race, Redmond, April 9, 1952 Photo by Stuart Hertz, Courtesy MOHAI (PI26528) Source: Historylink.org Sammamish Slough Race During the early years of pioneer settlement in the 1870s and 1880s, the Sammamish River (also known as the Sammamish Slough) was the primary transportation route from Lake Washington and…
SuzanneG
March 6, 2022
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Kenmore Dragon Boats

Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club Provides Programming to Kenmore The Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club was formed in 2007 as a growing infant of the Tacoma Dragonboat Club. SFDBC has expanded rapidly through the years since then and was chosen by the City of Kenmore to provide programming at the…
SuzanneG
May 30, 2021
Parks & Recreation

Boy and his catch

A boy displays a day’s catch at Ward’s Beach Resort on Lake Washington. The date of this photo is not known, but the popular resort for fishing and swimming operated from 1947 to 1959. When owner Carl Ward sold the property, it became the Uplake Marina, and later Davidson’s Marina.
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Parks & Recreation

Kenmore Drive-In Theater

The Kenmore Drive-In Theater opened on May 1, 1953 behind what later became the Kenmore Village shopping center. The theater’s slogan was “See the Stars under the Stars.” The first program was a double-feature starring Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth in The World in His Arms and Joe McCrea appearing…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018