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Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, January 25, 1923

Sylvia G. Webb appointed to postmastership here—office now being rushed to completion

The Maple Valley Historical Society’s W.D. Gibbon store and post office museum, 22024 SE 248th St, Maple Valley.

The Maple Valley Historical Society’s W.D. Gibbon store and post office museum, 22024 SE 248th St, Maple Valley.

Mrs. Sylvia G. Webb, who was recently appointed postmistress at Maplevalley, will take office about February 1, or as soon as the new post office is ready.

W.D. Gibbon resigned the postmastership last June after thirty-one years in the postal service, in order to devote more time to his business.

Call for civil service examinations tailed to meet with any response, with the result that the department was forced to make an appointment.

The new post office will be located next to Gibbon’s store and is now being rushed to completion. W.A. Burtenshaw is doing the general carpenter work.

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 25, 1923

burnett-01-25-1923Glance over the faces shown in the group above and then look at the table on page 9, and you’ll get an idea of how Burnett Mine manages to maintain such a regular and consistent pace in getting out the coal.

These men are all ready to go below for the afternoon shift, and for experienced and practical coal miners, you’ll go a long ways to find a better bunch. (more…)

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