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Originally published in the Valley Daily News, August 17, 1988

By Mary Swift

Assistants Chris Davis and Steve Weiding (the owner’s son) prepare dough.

Assistants Chris Davis and Steve Weiding (the owner’s son) prepare dough.

Like a fragrant reminder of day’s gone past, the aroma of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls and Crystal Mountain bread lingers in the air outside Doug Weiding’s Black Diamond Bakery. A visit to the 85-year old bakery, a Black Diamond institution since 1902, is an invitation to step back into history.

Back then, Black Diamond was a coal mining town and the bakery turned out bread for the miners, loaves baked brown in the large wood-fired brick oven. (more…)

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