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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, March 22, 1922

Billiards on the right, the Black Diamond Garage on the left. Photo courtesy Washington State Historical Society, Asahel Curtis photographer, 1925.

Billiards on the right, the Black Diamond Garage on the left. Photo courtesy Washington State Historical Society, Asahel Curtis photographer, 1925.

We fear some of the other camps may feel we’ve been unduly enthusiastic about some of our assets, such as boxers, ball players, etc., and so we’ll try and be a little modest in the matter of our renovated pool hall. But, Boy! If there is anything in this neck of the woods, outside of Seattle, that can hold a candle to it, we’d like to see it. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, March 15, 1922

By Walms.

Left to right: L.G. Southard, C.A. Grayson, M.G. Weir, S. Weyrick, bunker foreman; Geo. Rawlinson

Left to right: L.G. Southard, C.A. Grayson, M.G. Weir, S. Weyrick, bunker foreman; Geo. Rawlinson

The photograph accompanying this article is that of the bunker foreman and loaders at Newcastle.

While little is heard of the crew, it really plays an important part in operating the mine, keeping the coal down in the bunkers by loading it on railroad cars, both of the Pacific Coast Railroad and other lines, according to orders received from the Sales Department.

And while we are talking about them let me tell you they never scorn a cigar when the hoist record is broken. They just keep on loading. I know ‘cause I’m one of the gang.

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