Archive for April 23rd, 2017

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, April 23, 1953

Troop ferry last heard over Easton

A Seattle-bound nonscheduled C-46 airliner vanished over the Stampede Pass area of the Cascades early today. The plane carried four men.

The two-engine American Air Transport, Inc., plane sent its last message over Easton, on the east slope of the Cascades, at 12:47 o’clock. The pilot reported everything was normal. The plane was due at Boeing Field at 1:05. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 23, 1986

A recent photo of one of the trails at Franklin.

A recent photo of one of the trails at Franklin.

Employees of Seattle-based Recreational Equipment Inc., recently chose the old Franklin area of Black Diamond as the site of their annual service project for 1986.

Mail order division employees, 34 strong, arrived in Black Diamond Saturday, April 5 with equipment necessary to work on trails in what was the bustling coal mining community of Franklin at the turn of the century.

Assisting Recreational Equipment, or REI, workers were Carl Steiert, Don Mason, Robert Eaton, and Ted Barner, all members of the Black Diamond Historical Society. (more…)

Read Full Post »