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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, July 13, 1977

By George and Dianne Wilson

In June 1977, the tavern’s trademark 22-foot-long showpiece bar, inlaid with 400 silver dollars, was stolen and never recovered.

In June 1977, the tavern’s trademark 22-foot-long showpiece bar, inlaid with 400 silver dollars, was stolen and never recovered.

Feelings ran high last week with the appearance of Rick King, owner of Morganville Tavern, at the Black Diamond City Council meeting. King made an impassioned plea for council support in obtaining a new liquor license from the Liquor Control Board.

A “standing room only” crowd filled the chamber as King detailed his family’s urgent need to reopen the tavern which has been closed for several months. He stated that he and his wife have lost more than $10,000 since the people who bought it last year reneged on their payments. The Kings had to use eviction proceedings and take repossession.

The people also took the liquor license and have refused to sign it back to King. According to King, the tavern represents his only way to provide for his family and that their entire life savings are involved. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 13, 1887

Posing proudly with the tools of their trade in this photograph of about 1888 were workers at the Ames & Russell sawmill in Maple Valley. Standing from left were C.O. Russell, Lot Davis, Arthur Russell, Charles Valentine, Nat Shumar and Arthur Cleveland. Seated, left, was Fred Migel with George Russell, now of Puyallup, beside him.

Posing proudly with the tools of their trade in this photograph of about 1888 were workers at the Ames & Russell sawmill in Maple Valley. Standing from left were C.O. Russell, Lot Davis, Arthur Russell, Charles Valentine, Nat Shumar and Arthur Cleveland. Seated, left, was Fred Migel with George Russell, now of Puyallup, beside him.

The logging industry in the heart of the county has of late been receiving some attention. A few months ago George Ames put in a camp at Maple Valley post office, at the fourth crossing of Cedar River, on the Cedar River extension of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, and is now getting out about 10,000 feet of logs a day. (more…)

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