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Happy 20th Anniversary to Oil Can Henry’s in Sammamish!

Oil Can Henry's in Sammamish is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this AugustMany Oil Can Henry’s service centers enjoy a long history in the communities they serve. But the case of our Sammamish center is particularly unique. You see, the center is seven years older than the city it calls home.\n\nWin Maynard opened his Oil Can Henry’s service center on 228th Avenue N.E. in 1992, when the unincorporated area 21 miles east of Seattle was known to many as simply, “the plateau”.\n\nWhen the city was incorporated seven years later, citizens chose the name Sammamish, which had been the informal name for the community. Although there’s some disagreement as to what Sammamish means – the Sammamish Heritage Society says it’s a Native American name derived from samma (“the sound of the blue crane”) and mish (“river”) – there’s no arguing that it’s a wonderful area.\n\nLast year, Sammamish was honored with a #15 ranking on Money magazine’s Best Places to Live 2011 list. The magazine lavished praise on the community, writing, “If you’re looking for the Pacific Northwest ideal – snow-capped mountains and scenic lakes – Sammamish might be for you. Puget Sound and ski resorts are both an hour from this affluent Seattle suburb. High-tech employers in the area include Boeing, Amazon, and Microsoft, which is headquartered just 15 minutes away.”\n\nCongratulations to Win and his hard-working crew on two decades of earning drivers’ trust. Here’s to another successful 20 years!\n\nTen other Oil Can Henry’s centers join Sammamish in celebrating August anniversaries:\n\n• Boise, ID – 2 years (August 19)\n• Eugene-W. 11th Avenue, OR – 4 years (August 8)\n• Kingman, AZ – 17 years (August 1)\n• Lincoln City, OR – 14 years (August 22)\n• Oakley, CA – 9 years (August 8)\n• Seaside, OR – 7 years (August 13)\n• Tigard, OR – 18 years (August 22)\n• Woodburn, OR – 15 years (August 18)\n• Woodland, WA – 11 years (August 6)\n• Yakima-River Road, WA – 13 years (August 17)