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Brushes With Fame

Kittitas County’s Celebrity Connections

Kittitas County boasts a wealth of people with name recognition across the region, the country and in some cases the world. Here are just a few.

John C. Goodwin

First Sheriff of Kittitas County
Photo of John C. Goodwin

Biographical Info

John C. Goodwin (b. circa 1849) was an early Thorp settler appointed the first sheriff of Kittitas County at the inaugural meeting of county commissioners in 1883. In the photo, Goodwin is shown with a Civil War veterans group called the Grand Army of The Republic. Photo taken circa 1895. He was the last surviving member of the group, shown in the second row, second from left.(Photo courtesy of the Kittitas County Historical Museum.)

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