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Archive for December 27th, 2016

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, December 28, 1922

Black Diamond hospital, ca. 1922, which still stands on Lawson Street, across the street.

Black Diamond hospital, ca. 1922, which still stands on Lawson Street.

Louis Phelps, who suffered a broken leg on December 18, which was mended by Dr. H.L. Botts at the Black Diamond hospital, is reported getting along famously. With him was Paul Roberts of Burnett, also laid up with a broken leg, the two enjoying each other’s company for Christmas.

While hospitals are not ordinarily thought of as pleasure resorts, the efficient staff at the company hospital at Black Diamond makes that place most desirable for those laid up by illness or injury. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, December 27, 1964

By Lucile McDonald

This is the farm near Hobart where Bill Peacock spent his boyhood. The farm now belongs to his nephew. A rail line once ran through pasture in foreground.

This is the farm near Hobart where Bill Peacock spent his boyhood. The farm now belongs to his nephew. A rail line once ran through pasture in foreground.

From high places around Hobart, where Bill Peacock has spent 77 of his nearly 80 years, he can view the new sweep of the Echo Lake cutoff highway and automobiles traveling along it at a fast clip.

The final section penetrates foothill country that not too long ago had only roads made with pick, shovel and wheelbarrow.

Peacock used to travel a long circuit over them once a week making meat deliveries. He believes he was the first person to drive a team and wagon into some of the communities along the Pacific Coast Railroad. The branch line later was torn up and the towns are now defunct. (more…)

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