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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, December 5, 1921

The Pacific Coast Coal Co. power house and bunkers at Mine 11, historically known as the Morgan Slope during the mine’s first two decades of production. (July 15, 1917)

The Pacific Coast Coal Co. power house and bunkers at Mine 11, historically known as the Morgan Slope during the mine’s first two decades of production. (July 15, 1917)

The Operating and Engineering Departments are beginning work on the extensive improvement program authorized following Mr. Barnum’s [treasurer of the Pacific Coast Co.] recent inspection trip.

Complete details are not as yet available, but it has been announced that the completion of the electrification of Black Diamond mine is to proceed at once. This will include a new electric hoist on the surface which will hoist clear through in one operation from the bottom level, eliminating the transfer at the 7th level. (more…)

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Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, February 1992

By Ann Steiert

booze roomIn the museum we have taken one small room and converted it into our “Booze Room.” In it we have a restored cider press, assorted bottles and glasses along with a whiskey still.

On the wall is a sign telling everyone that during National Prohibition Days bootlegging was our No. 2 industry. Many people get a charge out of that. We tell them a bit of how it was in those days when the country was dry.

At that time many people made and sold liquor. The county sheriff was the famous Matt Starwich. He was a many faceted person. He was a fearless officer and did his duty but he was not averse to taking some extra money if it were offered to him. (more…)

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