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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 28, 1983

By John Owen

They stood around in a wide circle, nudging the ball casually with their feet. Then it rolled toward Charley Minaglia, he executed a nifty two-step, and the ball exploded off the ground and slammed against a picnic table 20 yards away.

“Goal!” Pep Peery proclaimed and Charley Minaglia chuckled. “I guess that’s not too bad for an old guy 78 years old.”

The disclosure didn’t raise any eyebrows at the annual Soccer Oldtimers Picnic at Flaming Geyser Park. Minutes before, Chick Thompson had recited the names of every player on the 1929 Black Diamond team.

“But they’re all gone,” Chick said. “Rufe Weston and I are the only ones left and Rufe is 82.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 28, 1888

Black Diamond, Aug. 25 – Everything is running smoothly, as usual. Shafts 14, 12, and 2 are running at their fullest capacity. Everybody is busy, and of course, happy.

School opened on Monday morning with an enrollment of 126 pupils, with more to come. If the present prosperity continues more school room will be needed shortly. (more…)

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