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Archive for July 23rd, 2017

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, July 23, 1924

Pacific Coast Co. Hotel

The 67-room Black Diamond Hotel was across the street from the depot/museum, where the Eagles are today.

Crazed temporarily by moonshine, deputy sheriffs charge, Richard Gunner, 38 years old, a miner, armed with a revolver, went on a rampage in the Black Diamond Hotel in Black Diamond, shooting another miner and ending up in the King County jail.

Gunner appeared at the hotel during the evening, the officers were informed, and threatened to slay anyone who would attempt to keep him from obtaining revenge against a real or fancied rival. He left but returned, shouting that he intended to “get someone,” and began firing. (more…)

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