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This shoe salesman lived an unassuming life. Then he died, and his hometown got quite the surprise

Ken Millen was born in 1930 and grew up here on North C Street, a neighborhood of treeless blocks along the Wishkah River, which occasionally swallows a chunk of a deteriorating house and carries it away. “Ol’ Ken lived there all his life,” said Lauri Penttila, nodding down the alley toward a blue-and-white...
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