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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, July 12, 1978

By Bill Ziegner

Recognize it? The above photo shows Wilderness Village as it looked nearly 25 years ago. A lot has happened since, as indicated by today’s appearance as seen in the recent photo below. This coming Saturday, July 15, merchants of the Wilderness Village Shopping Center will be observing their 16th anniversary.

Recognize it? The above photo shows Wilderness Village as it looked nearly 25 years ago. A lot has happened since, as indicated by today’s appearance as seen in the recent photo below. This coming Saturday, July 15, merchants of the Wilderness Village Shopping Center will be observing their 16th anniversary.

Sixteen years of steady growth and progress will be observed by the merchants of the Wilderness Village Shopping Center this coming Saturday, July 15.

The “Village” is the largest operation of its kind in the Greater Maple Valley area, its land area consisting of ten business zoned acres with nine more potential business acres in reserve. Its buildings, which contain over 57,000 square feet, house 29 business firms employing some 150 persons. The Village’s net worth is in excess of 2 million dollars.

Additional expansion is being planned for the near future, according to owner Joe Flynn, on five adjoining acres south of the Village. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July 12, 1923

Before a wildly cheering crowd of fans from Newcastle, Burnett, and Issaquah, a triumvirate against Black Diamond, the champion Newcastle baseball team on July 4th conquered the Black Diamond nine in one of the most closely contested and best played games ever recorded in the annals of the mines. The score was 3 to 2.

The game was replete with thrills. Black Diamond scored in the first inning and Newcastle brought in two runs in the second. The score was tied in the fifth inning and remained so until Newcastle went to bat in the ninth, when the winning run was made. (more…)

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