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Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Summer 2012

By Ken Jensen

Peter, David, John, and James Colman, circa 1900.

Peter, David, John, and James Colman, circa 1900.

A few days before I interviewed Jack Sperry for our featured story [on the Sperry family’s Lake Sawyer cabin], BDHS Secretary Karen Meador mentioned to me that Jack is a “Colman.”

“Like James Colman?” I asked, referring to the turn-of-the-20th-century business tycoon for whom Colman Dock (Pier 52), Colman Park (on Lake Washington), and the Colman Building (on 1st Avenue) in Seattle are named.

“That’s what I’ve heard,” she said. (more…)

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