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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, May 24, 1923

Every mine has its firebosses, but Newcastle is willing to stack its supervisory force against that of any other mine in the world, confident of winning first honors anywhere. To back up their boasts they present herewith the photograph of a group taken recently, most of whom had just come off shift. From left to right they are:

A. Elmer Anderson, Dick Richards, Mine Foreman Chas. Lumley, John Eck, Joe Daler, Wm. Bowie, and W.E. Jones. (more…)

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Originally published in the MVHS Bugle, July 1991

House on Issaquah-Hobart Road where George Weyerhaeuser was hidden for seven days when the 8-year-old was kidnapped in 1935. (Photo by Barbara Nilson.)

House on Issaquah-Hobart Road where George Weyerhaeuser was hidden for seven days when the 8-year-old was kidnapped in 1935. (Photo by Barbara Nilson.)

By Barbara Nilson

It was announced this month that George Weyerhaeuser, chief executive officer of the timber-industry that bears his family’s name, was stepping down from that position bringing to mind a time 56 years ago when he was kidnapped and hidden in a house in Hobart.

George was 8-years-old when he was walking home from Lowell School in Tacoma for lunch on May 24, 1935. He never arrived. (more…)

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