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Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, April 27, 1922

Pacific Coast Company gives bridge O.K. and contract is sent to Milwaukee for approval

Milwaukee_RR_logoThe contract for the construction of an overhead crossing on the Milwaukee railroad at Maplevalley, and the elimination of the present dangerous grade crossing has been approved by the Pacific Coast Co., and is now in the hands of the Milwaukee railroad.

A few minor changes in the wording of the contract were made by the Prosecuting Attorney of King County in order to make the document conform to the law. These changes caused a further delay in starting work on the bridge.

There is now nothing standing in the way of an early start on the work except the signature of the Milwaukee officials.

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, April 26, 1922

New Pacific Coast Coal Co logo - 1927Spring had arrived at Burnett when this was written, and the baseball fans had held their first meeting. The following were elected officers of the Burnett baseball team:

  • Robert Simpson, president
  • A.L. McBlaine, manager pro tem
  • James Maltby, secretary-treasurer

A managing committee was appointed by Mr. McBlaine to aid him in working out the details of the organization as follows: C.W. Eidemiller, Elmer Fitzgerald, Leonard Daun, Frank Connell.

These men are all baseball fans, and their selection met with hearty approval. After the election of officers, it was decided to leave to the committee financial arrangements and setting of league dates. An effort will be made to get Auburn and Kent in the league and of course Burnett expects to play Black Diamond, Issaquah and Newcastle.

The opening game will, it is expected, be played in about two weeks. (more…)

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