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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 11, 1922

By Geo. Watkin Evans, consulting coal mining engineer, Seattle

George Watkin Evans (1876-1951), 1924 Courtesy Seattle and Environs

George Watkin Evans, 1924

In the last installment, I discussed the coal fields of Whatcom County, the most northerly county in the State of Washington, west of the Cascade Mountains. This time we will group the two counties to the south of Whatcom County, namely, Skagit and Snohomish counties. This is done for the reason that the coal development within these two counties so far has been rather unimportant from a commercial standpoint.

Skagit County: Near the town of Hamilton, on the Great Northern Railroad which traverses the Skagit River valley, is a coal deposit which outcrops on the north and south sides of the Skagit River. About twenty years or more ago, considerable prospecting was done on the south side of Skagit River in a district called Coal Creek and Coal Mountain. No attempt has been made within this area to mine coal on a commercial scale. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 11, 1923

bill-cushingIf there’s any trio in the camp of Burnett any better known than the three shown above, the Bulletin would like to meet them. By way of introduction, in case there are some who don’t know them, we would have you meet, from left to right, Maude, Bill, and Tom.

W.J. “Bill” Cushing is the coal driver for the camp and the representative of Zone “F” in the Mine Council. He is also president of the Burnett Social Club and active in all activities of the camp. (more…)

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