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Archive for December 4th, 2016

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, December 4, 1969

One of the thirteen flat cars loaded with new cars and pickups, which left the Milwaukee track last week, is shown above.

One of the thirteen flat cars loaded with new cars and pickups, which left the Milwaukee track last week, is shown above.

Milwaukee Railway investigators were still searching for the cause this week of an accident which derailed 13 freight-laden cars Monday, Nov. 21, at 12:10 a.m., causing an estimated $110,000 in damages but no injuries.

The accident occurred on the Cedar River trestle by the lower Dorre Don Road. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, December 4, 1960

By Lucile McDonald

Library Guild members gathering records of Cedar River community’s development

Remembrances of early days in Maple Valley were awakened in Mr. and Mrs. George Russell of Puyallup, whose parents were among Maple Valley’s early settlers, as they gazed at a picture of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad station.

Remembrances of early days in Maple Valley were awakened in Mr. and Mrs. George Russell of Puyallup, whose parents were among Maple Valley’s early settlers, as they gazed at a picture of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad station.

Working ahead of changes being wrought by highway construction, two members of the Maple Valley Library Guild are striving to preserve in photographs and written history a record of the development of the community south of Renton.

Old structures have been moved or demolished in the path of State Highway No. 2, Echo Lake branch, which is cutting across the town’s business center and will form a direct connection between Auburn and North Bend.

A request from the King County Library that the Maple Valley branch join in a history-gathering project was especially fortuitous. If any place needed to preserve a memory of its former self, it was the town on Cedar River. (more…)

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