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Kenworth 90th Anniversary (in 2013) Video


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                                                            Little known fact Kenworth moved it's commercial truck line to Yakima Washington during WWII. It was located on N.Front St.  They built

                                                            a limited amount of trucks at that address from 1942 to late 1945. Any truck alive today built in that time period is fairly rare. The Seattle

                                                            truck plant was converted over to build aircraft parts for Boeing. That same building in Yakima later became Washington Fruit and 

                                                            Produce. I hauled apples out of that building some years ago, but it just looked like any other cold store then. Plus Kenworth threw most of

                                                            it's energy into military vehicles in the rest of the Seattle plant.  I knew a man that  was an engineer for Kenworth from 1938 to 1978 he worked

                                                            in the design department for off road/oil field trucks.


                                                            Truck Shop





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