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The city of Renton, located 15 miles southeast of Seattle along the southern shores of Lake Washington, has been a manufacturing center for the Pacific Northwest for more than a century.
In 1875 Erasmus Smithers filed the first plat for the Town of Renton.
The town was named for Captain William Renton, who had formed the Renton Coal Company a few years earlier. Captain Renton, a lumberman better known for his successes with the famous Port Blakely Mill on Puget Sound, had purchased the mine from Smithers and had the financial backing to expand it even further.
The town was incorporated on September 6, 1901.
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Ren’ton, a post-hamlet of King co., Washington, on the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad, 14 miles S.E. of Seattle. It has a coal-mine
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Renton, a post-village of King co., Wash., on the Columbia and Puget Sound R., 14 miles SE. of Seattle, its banking point. It has clay-, lumber- and coaling-industries. Pop. of Renton precinct in 1900, 1176.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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Dorothy VARALLI (27 October 1903, Renton, Washington, USA - , )
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