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Archive for October 12th, 2014

Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Winter 2010/2011

The Black Diamond General Store, circa 1915, shortly after its move from Lawson Hill.

The Black Diamond General Store, circa 1915, shortly after its move from Lawson Hill.

By Ken Jensen

GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE. Sounds like a fairly simple task, unless of course you live in Black Diamond—in which case you have to trek to Maple Valley, Covington, or Enumclaw for the nearest Safeway or QFC.

This isn’t a clean-up-on-aisle-three calamity, though—the Four Corners Safeway is only a few miles down the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road—but we take our modern conveniences seriously these days, don’t we? (more…)

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