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The Coal Miners’ Honor Garden on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum memorializes the more than 1,100 coal miners who lost their lives in Washington State.

The Coal Miners’ Honor Garden on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum memorializes the more than 1,100 coal miners who lost their lives in Washington State.

John Lopan, age 38, married, wife and three children; occupation, miner; nationality, Austrian; was fatally injured on above date, succumbing from his injuries at the Providence Hospital, Seattle, where he was taken immediately after the accident. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 22, 1889

Gilman and Cedar Mountain shut down—Black Diamond, Newcastle and Franklin running

Knights of Labor seal

Knights of Labor seal

The trouble among the coal miners in the territory has broken out again, and this time it seems to be general. There is no telling what or when the end will be.

The officers of the various coal companies in this city were greatly surprised to learn from telegrams received from the mines early yesterday morning that the miners had refused to go to work until the difficulties at Newcastle were adjusted to suit the Knights of Labor, and that the refusal was in obedience to an order issued by the district master workman located at Tacoma. (more…)

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