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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September 9, 2014

By Bill Kombol

Lake Sawyer log dump, 1928. Courtesy of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, C. Kinsey No. 1684

Lake Sawyer log dump, 1928

This photo by Clark Kinsey shows one of the log dumps of the Lake Sawyer Mill Company, circa 1928. This log dump facility was located on the west shore of Lake Sawyer at the current site of the Sunrise Lake Sawyer Resort. This old log dump is now a short peninsula at the resort which juts out into the lake. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, July 16, 1975

By D’Ann Pedee

Like the Olympia slogan, maybe “it’s the water.”

Then again, it could be the woods, or the peace, or the pace. Whatever “it” is, there is definitely a “something” which lures Maple Valley people back to Maple Valley.

And so it has been with Kathreen Mechem, an attorney who lives on Lake Sawyer. Although it took her thirty years, she is now back with a home on property which her family has owned for fifty years. (more…)

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