Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, November 30, 1922

burnett_11-30-22When we were taking this picture at the Burnett mine, some wit yelled, loud enough to be heard at the Totem Pole in Seattle: “Hey, fellows, come running. Pictures, n’everything. See the future superintendents of Burnett.” Reading from left to right, front row: John Zachman, J. Nordquist, Walter Hudgins, Bob Cushing. Back row, W.G. Schalz and Phil Werle. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier, November 29, 1918


Dr. C.M. Allen
Joe Anicich
David Aphgreene
O.A. Berg
John Baardson
Grant Baker
Ira Baker
James Barnes
Alsin Barnes
James Barry
Tom Barry
Albert Benson
Harry Bengston
Ed Bengston*
Will Bentley
Norman Biles
William Blanchat
Clifford Blanchat
Joseph Blazina
Clarence Blessing
Will Bremer
Otto Brons
Arent Bruhn*
Rolf Bruhn*
Adelore Bureau
Charles Bureau
Wm. M. Burns
Joe Cammerano
Ray Carter
William Chaussee
Bennie Cichy
Pete Christensen
Andrew Christensen
Carrol Christiansen
Laurits Christensen
Bert Colson
Wilbert Conway
James Cushing
Joe Davey
Earl Dawes
Joseph Deluca
Peter Deluca
Fred Dibley
Fred Daggett
Roy Earley
Robert Eckhart
Cecil Englund
Lou Faldborg
Pete Faldborg
M.C. Ferguson
Lafayette Forler
Herbert Forler
Percy Forest
Dan Forest
Forrest M. Franks*
Peter Frisk
Roy Frick
Frank Ghiglone
Anton Gorc
Henry Gray
Howard Green
John Grennon
Walter Gross
Robert Gross
Alvin Hammer
Peter Hansen
Ray Hash
Otis Hash
Wm. Ham
George Haugen
Henry Haugen
W.E. Heidinger
John J. Hogan
John Holden
Ernest Holm
Stanley Hook
Peter Jensen
Oscaar Jensen
Odin Johnson
Alfred Johnson
Arthur Johnson
George Johnson
Floyd Johnson
Stanley Joubert
Ira Jones
Roy Jones
John P. Jones
Roy Kealy
Frank Kealy
George Kress
Leo Kress
William Knight
Lashue Krulikoski
Matt Krulikoski
Bert Krulikoski
Ole Kulberg, Jr.
Stanley Kurfurst
Leo Kurnikoski
George Lafromboise
Sam’l B. Lafromboise
Thorwald Larsen
Ignutz Laush
Ivan Lee
Robert Lee
Vernet Lee
Lando Lesman
Moses Leveck
John Lochridge
John Malneritch
Joe Malneritch
Raymond Manahan
Marion Marlin
George Martinelli
Martin Malneritch
M.P. Malneritch
J.V. Mazurkiewicz
Matt Medie
Angus McKinnon
Ray Milliken
Charles Mitchell
George Mitchell**
Joseph Moeller
Charles Moergell
Marius Mortensen
Frank Muchlinski, Jr.
Joe Muchlinski
Adam Murray
Harry Nelson
Peter G. Nielsen
Arlie Norris
Joe Pierce
Sam Palmquist
Albert Palmquist
Frank Pierce
Adraian Piquette
Ira G. Pearsall
Edmond Perrenoud
Louis Perrenoud
Gus Petereson
John Peterson
Hjalmar L. Peterson
Ray Prentiss
Andrew Rasmussen
Harry Reed
Walter Reed
Otto Reed
Erwin Rengstorff
Charles Rogers
Carl Sandnes
Lester Sims
Fred Shocky
Steven Sharin
Roy Siick
Abraham Smith
Mason D. Smith
Floyd W. Smith
Geroge Spagna
Peter Sorenson
Church Stephenson
Claude Stephenson
Jonah Stevens
Clarence Stout
Henry Sprouse
Walter Stockley
Joe Sturn
Adolph Tamm
Hans Thim
Axel Thim
Gladsone Toman
George Toman
W. W. Toman
Ira Tozer
Michael Twardoski
Leo Twardowski
Dr. F.G. Ulman
Ralph Uphus
Evan Uphus
Frank Van Hoof
Jay Van Patten
Matt Verhonic
Magnus Vestergaard*
John Walczak
Vincent Walczak
Arthur Wallace
Melvin Wilson
John Wizerieski
Frank Wiezerieski

*Died in the War
**Died in the War, Reported in 1919

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, November 28, 1921

By Geo. Watkin Evans, consulting coal mining engineer, Seattle

George Watkin Evans (1876-1951), 1924 Courtesy Seattle and Environs

George Watkin Evans, 1924

The purpose of this preliminary sketch is to give the readers of the Bulletin a general view of the coal fields of the state, this to be followed by more detailed articles covering each of the counties in which coal occurs in commercial quantities.

Near the northern boundary line of the state, on the northwest slope of Mt. Baker, there is a small area containing anthracite and anthracitic coal. So far no commercial mines have been developed within this field.

Westward and near the shore of Bellingham Bay, is an area containing a coal bed that is being developed by the Bellingham Mines Company. It is not known at present what the full extent of this area is, but it is probable that additional discoveries will be made in Whatcom County. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, November 28, 1921

New Pacific Coast Coal Co logo - 1927Imagine yourself in business for the past twelve years with a group of men who were members of an organization which demanded from you all the profits and benefits of a full partnership and yet refused to concern itself in the slightest degree with the economical operation of your plant or to assume any of the risks or losses attending a regular partnership.

Suppose further, that this group of men, 75 percent foreign born, maintained in Indianapolis a manager who admitted that certain wage adjustments were absolutely necessary to save your business from ruin, but refused to let the men vote on the question because of the effect such a vote might have on his extensive eastern interests. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, November 27, 1974

Mrs. Jean Burnside in a small section of their well-stocked Black Diamond Cheese and Sausage House.

Mrs. Jean Burnside in a small section of their well-stocked Black Diamond Cheese and Sausage House.

The attractive Black Diamond Cheese and Sausage House, located at 30800 Highway 169 North, Black Diamond, was built about two years ago by the owners, Herb and Jean Burnside.

The Burnsides make their own fresh pork sausages, Kolbase, etc., and they smoke their own
ham hocks and turkey hind quarters. Milk and country fresh eggs are in continuous supply. Continue Reading »

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, November 26, 1911

Insecure steel structure of Columbia & Puget Sound railway plunges into Cedar River at Maple Valley

Gilbert Thompson goes down with it

Wash out of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway and Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad bridge at Maple Valley.

Wash out of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway and Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad bridge at Maple Valley.

Having rested on one abutment since the preceding Sunday, when high waters carried away the concrete support on the opposite side of the river, the steel bridge of the Columbia & Puget Sound railway, 137 feet long, slid forward from the remaining support yesterday morning and plunged into Cedar River at Maple Valley, carrying at least one man to his death and injuring nine others. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, November 23, 1922

Boys of Burnett who keep the wheels rolling.

Boys of Burnett who keep the wheels rolling.

Naturally, at every camp of the company there are arguments regarding which department really produces the coal but the men in this picture refuse to argue. They know there would be little coal produced if they were not on the job—installing, repairing, and replacing machinery and equipment. Continue Reading »