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Officials Elected By Town

Future pondered after vote for incorporation. Black Diamond’s newly elected officers meet to discuss town’s future after vote for incorporation by its residents. They are (left to right) Councilwoman Mrs. Gertrude Botts, Councilmen Ernest Richard and Stan W. Hubber, Mayor Lloyd W. Hagen, Councilman Gomer Evans, Treasurer Frank Costi and Councilman Louis J. Zumek. (Photo by H.J. Glover.)

Future pondered after vote for incorporation. Black Diamond’s newly elected officers meet to discuss town’s future after vote for incorporation by its residents. They are (left to right) Councilwoman Mrs. Gertrude Botts, Councilmen Ernest Richard and Stan W. Hubber, Mayor Lloyd W. Hagen, Councilman Gomer Evans, Treasurer Frank Costi and Councilman Louis J. Zumek. (Photo by H.J. Glover.)

Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 25, 1959

By H.J. Glover

BLACK DIAMOND, Jan. 24. — Seven miles northeast of Enumclaw, not far from the north bank of the tortuous Green River, a ghost has yawned and is giving every indication that before long it will throw off its spooky habiliments and take on flesh and blood.

As the result of a special election last Tuesday, the Black Diamond settlement, after approximately 75 years of existence, became a fourth-class incorporated town. The incorporationists won by the narrow margin of 26 votes out of 314.

Complete unofficial returns indicated that 170 voters preferred incorporation as against 144 ballots against the proposal. At the same election, the voters named a mayor, a treasurer, four councilmen and one councilwoman. (more…)

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