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Archive for August 25th, 2016

Originally published in The Seattle Times, August 24, 1950

The Pacific Coast Railroad, which owns approximately 30 miles of track extending from Seattle to Black Diamond, will become the property of the Great Northern Railway, if the Interstate Commerce Commission approves, it was announced yesterday.

An arrangement by which the Great Northern will buy the road’s capital stock for $1,700,000 was announced by Thomas Balmer, Great Northern vice president and Western counsel.

The Pacific Coast line represents an important link in early Seattle history. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, August 24, 1922

By James A. Maltby

Mine Rescue Cup Held by Burnett

Mine Rescue Cup Held by Burnett

Beautiful prizes calculated to stir the blood of competing teams are to be awarded at the Western Washington First Aid and Mine Rescue Meet to be held at Burnett on Labor Day, September 4.

Announcement of a partial list of the trophies was made by the Committee on Arrangements, of which Mine Inspector Abe Morris is chairman, at a meeting held by it at Burnett on last Wednesday, August 16.

Meantime, the Burnett Social Club and the citizens generally of that camp, are completing a program of events which will provide a crowded day of entertainment and amusement for all who attend the competitions.

Free candy and ice cream for the children, sports for grownups, races for men and women, diving for coins in troughs filled with water, various other contests intended to add to the joy of onlookers, and a grand ball at the hotel in the evening, are a few of the attractions Burnett now has decided to offer. (more…)

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