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Archive for June 8th, 2016

Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, June 8, 1922

Witnesses testify before investigating body as to alleged graft in construction of temporary bridges

The King County Grand Jury now in session at Seattle has manifested an interest in why the county was charged $1,800 for the construction of a temporary bridge across Cedar River at Maplevalley when the actual cost is estimated to have been less than $400. (more…)

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Originally published in the Tacoma News Tribune, June 7, 1964

By Rod Cardwell

Mike Raikovich, Cumberland innkeeper, dispenses suds to the thirsty. – Photos by TNT’s Warren Anderson.

Mike Raikovich, Cumberland innkeeper, dispenses suds to the thirsty. – Photos by TNT’s Warren Anderson.

It was a busy day for the people who dwell in the big cedar woods close by the quick waters of the Green River, a short drive north out of King County’s Enumclaw.

Just back from Las Vegas, white-haired Ruby Millerin was hanging out her wash and scanning the forest for a frequent caller at her home … a chubby bear that lumbers up to the back door.

And a number of the most important citizens of Cumberland were huddled around a hole in the ground next to Mike Raikovich’s tavern … deeply engrossed in the progress of a well being dug for the vibrant Mike, who was born under the flag of Austro-Hungary. (more…)

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