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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 13, 1922

Charming body of water is nestled in setting of tall evergreens to east of Kent near Black Diamond

Another delightful place for loafing: Sometimes loafing is better for one than fishing, and Lake Sawyer, one of the most delightful little spots near Seattle, offers a fine combination of both. These pictures, taken last week on a Times tour in a Maxwell car furnished by William T. Patten Company, indicate something of the charm of Lake Sawyer. (1) One corner of the lake. (2) Map showing the route to the lake. The lake is only thirty miles from Seattle via Renton and Kent. The alternative route through Auburn via the Black Diamond road is but a few miles longer. (3) The Maxwell in a clump of big evergreens that make up Sawyer’s Grove, a magnificent stand of timber surrounding the lake. (4) One of the picturesque little cottages on the lake shore.

Another delightful place for loafing: Sometimes loafing is better for one than fishing, and Lake Sawyer, one of the most delightful little spots near Seattle, offers a fine combination of both. These pictures, taken last week on a Times tour in a Maxwell car furnished by William T. Patten Company, indicate something of the charm of Lake Sawyer. (1) One corner of the lake. (2) Map showing the route to the lake. The lake is only thirty miles from Seattle via Renton and Kent. The alternative route through Auburn via the Black Diamond road is but a few miles longer. (3) The Maxwell in a clump of big evergreens that make up Sawyer’s Grove, a magnificent stand of timber surrounding the lake. (4) One of the picturesque little cottages on the lake shore.

Map makers render a real service to mankind, but are too prosaic, too matter-of-fact, much too reticent. They give one information, it is true, but they content themselves with the cold bare facts, with the prosaic presentation of things as they are, geographically speaking, and they stop right there, just like a tight-mouthed old man who answers a question grudgingly and with no elaboration. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 13, 1975

Labor Day 1975Black Diamond is polishing the lamp posts and sweeping its streets this week in preparation for its annual three-day Labor Day celebration.

The town is combining a bicentennial theme with celebration of its 25th year of Labor Day functions. The silver anniversary special begins on Saturday, August 30, with an adult dance at the Eagles Hall.

This Saturday, August 16, and the following Saturday, dances will be held on the street in front of King’s Tavern and a teen dance at the Parish Hall. Proceeds from both functions go to the Labor Day Committee.

Cari Ann Nelson, 14, and Marlene Bergstrom, 15, are in the running for queen of the holiday. The queen is chosen on the amount of Labor Day buttons sold. A drawing will be held with a $100 prize going to the holder of the lucky button.

This year’s Labor Day button, which sells for $1, features the Black Diamond city limits sign superimposed over a view of Mount Rainier. (more…)

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By D’Ann Pedee

“Our committee is basically against re-zoning for the Maple Valley area; Dominion Aircraft just happened to be the first applicant.”

This seemed to sum up the view taken by Citizens Against Heavy Industry in Maple Valley when they learned that the company was withdrawing its application for a plant in this area. (more…)

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