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Originally published in the MVHS Bugle, June 2015

The mystery photo in the last Bugle was Belleman’s station.

The mystery photo in the last Bugle was Belleman’s station.

Gary Habenict nailed it and then added some info we didn’t know.

The picture in the last issue of the Bugle, Belleman’s gas station and café at Four Corners—or back then, Five Corners—1946-1948, maybe.

Mine office across the street. Looking north on Maple Valley Highway, the toll lead, with eight cross arms of copper wire, went from Seattle through Stampede Pass to Yakima. A red flashing stoplight for east-west traffic and a flashing yellow for the main highway, now SR-169.

Belleman sold to Ray Spurgeon who operated the station and café for several years. Now it’s a Shop Fast store with lights and turn lanes everywhere. In 1946 you could come to the corner, stop … maybe, and not encounter another car, depending what time it was.

The snow was very typical for winters back then.

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, March 21, 1926

Leaders and guardians make addresses at meeting aboard Camaraderie and Prof. E.R. Guthrie delivers lecture

Already twice winners of the silver cup offered by the Pacific Coast Coal Company to the team of Camp Fire Girls doing the best first aid mine rescue work, the five Newcastle girls in the photograph are prepared to defend their honors this summer and incidentally clinch permanent possession of the cup by a third annual victory. They are (left to right): Thelma Kelly, Muriel Morgan, Mona Kelly (captain), Helen Richardson, and Louise Martin.

Already twice winners of the silver cup offered by the Pacific Coast Coal Company to the team of Camp Fire Girls doing the best first aid mine rescue work, the five Newcastle girls in the photograph are prepared to defend their honors this summer and incidentally clinch permanent possession of the cup by a third annual victory. They are (left to right): Thelma Kelly, Muriel Morgan, Mona Kelly (captain), Helen Richardson, and Louise Martin.

That a Camp Fire Girl’s duty to her community is to urge her parents and neighbors to register and vote at the regular municipal election, was one of the points brought out at the girls’ session of the Fourth Annual Northwest Conference of Camp Fire Girls held aboard Camaraderie, yesterday. (more…)

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