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Archive for November 15th, 2014

Originally published in The Coast, June 1909

Store and residence of W.D. Gibbon, Maple Valley, Washington.

Store and residence of W.D. Gibbon, Maple Valley, Washington.

The building of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad to the Pacific Coast has done more than merely make another means of crossing the American continent; it has opened up a new country in many instances better and larger in opportunities than what now has railroad transportation and has lessened the rates where railroads were already running.

In King County one of the important places upon this road is Maple Valley, where its main line from the east, after crossing the Cascade Mountains, forms a junction with the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, a line which has been in operation between the coal mines of King County at Black Diamond and Seattle for the past quarter century and longer. (more…)

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