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Archive for April 28th, 2014

Originally published in the Daily News Journal, April 28, 1980

By Wini Carter

Steiert and Frank Guidetti have devoted many hours to project.

Steiert and Frank Guidetti have devoted many hours to project.

Paintin’ the town red was once a favored occupation in the rough and tumble mining town of Black Diamond. But it is taking on a new meaning as Black Diamond Historical Society members wield paint brushes in earnest to lay a coat of traditional red on the 100-year-old railroad station.

There aren’t any rails running in front of the old station any more—but historical society members hope there may be one of these days—at least for show.

For the past four or five years, the organization has been working at cleaning up the old station, restoring it to some semblance of its old self.

It will serve as a museum and an attraction to the town whose main attractions presently are the famed Black Diamond Bakery, art and ceramic galleries, old coal mine tailings, and scenery.

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