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Archive for December 11th, 2013

Dec. 14, 1906

Mr. H.W. Cannon, PRESIDENT,
No. 10 Wall Street, New York.

Dear Sir:

Did you know you can still walk the old Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad grade from Lake Wilderness to the Palmer Coking Coal Co. property near Mine No. 11?

Did you know you can still walk the old Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad grade from Lake Wilderness to the Palmer Coking Coal Co. property near Mine No. 11?

We had quite a wind storm here on the night of the 10th-11th, which blew down a large number of trees in the vicinity of Lake Wilderness. Three of them fell across our track; the one farthest south being about four feet in diameter.

A coal extra, Conductor Watkins, engine 12, Engineer Major, with thirty-six loaded coal cars coming down the hill from Black Diamond, ran into the large one at 3:30 a.m. on the 11th. The coupler of the engine struck the tree square, breaking a piece the width of the track out and throwing it in to the clear. (more…)

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