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Archive for March 12th, 2017

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, March 12, 1975

Following is the second in a series of interviews with early Maple Valley residents by Tahoma Junior High students in Mrs. Vicci Beck’s history class.

By Teresa Hensley

75 years in Maple Valley: Ruth Knadle. (Photo by Kevin McLellan.)

75 years in Maple Valley: Ruth Knadle. (Photo by Kevin McLellan.)

Ruth Knadle has been living in this area ever since she was born, and because of this she has acquired an insight into this community’s past that few can match. In her cozy house on Sweeney Road, the author had a chance to view a part of Maple Valley’s past through her eyes.

Mrs. Knadle was born in the Maple Valley area on Sept. 16, 1901, the second to the youngest of a family of eight. Out of six children, she was the only girl.

Her parents were homesteaders who settled here in 1885. (more…)

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