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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, April 4, 1963

Lester today: To visit the town through the eyes of Craig Goodwin, check out his post, Lester revisited,” on the Black Diamond NOW blog. (Photo: Craig Goodwin)

Lester today: To visit the town through the eyes of Craig Goodwin, check out his post, “Lester revisited,” on the Black Diamond NOW blog.
(Photo: Craig Goodwin)

In a telephone conversation with a Courier-Herald reporter last Monday, Homer Parks, businessman and resident King County deputy sheriff at Lester, said that the residents of that isolated community in the Cascade Mountains approximately 30 miles northeast of Enumclaw “have just begun to fight.”

Parks referred to the possible condemnation proceedings of the City of Tacoma which seeks to acquire 1,400 acres of land on both banks of the Green River from the little hamlet of Lester to Tacoma’s headworks on the stream three miles east of Kanaskat.  (more…)

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