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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September 7, 1977

By D’Ann Pedee

Robin Skaw of the Antique Loft sits before an 1887 organ which is for sale at the new Maple Valley shop on the Berry Patch Road. —Voice photo by Bob Gerbing

Robin Skaw of the Antique Loft sits before an 1887 organ which is for sale at the new Maple Valley shop on the Berry Patch Road. —Voice photo by Bob Gerbing

Cow towns, Midwestern church auctions, and dusty roads leading to shanties are the latest haunts of proprietors Joyce Wetmore and her daughter, Robin.

It’s also the scenario that makes the Antique Loft possible. Robin, a 1969 Tahoma graduate, has been the sparkplug behind the Maple Valley enterprise which advertises “affordable American antiques.”

Robin’s enthusiasm for antiques came by way of disaster. When her home was demolished by fire, insurance coverage didn’t facilitate all-new buying.

She turned instead to garage sales and began collecting junk (albeit good junk). With the death of her grandmother she acquired many artifacts of early Americana.

By way of the back door, then, Robin developed a selective taste in furnishings, art, and the unusual that is a boon to local antique shoppers. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, September 7, 1896

B.F. Bush, the newly-appointed general manager of the Northern Pacific Coal Company, with headquarters at Roslyn, will leave tomorrow to look over the situation.

He will return in a few days and expects to be relieved of his present position as general superintendent of the Oregon Improvement Company about the 20th inst. Mr. Bush only returned Saturday from a business trip to British Columbia.

Mr. Bush was appointed general manager of the Northern Pacific Coal Company by its president, J.W. Kendrick who is also general manager of the Northern Pacific railroad.

The Northern Pacific Coal Company operates the coal mines at Roslyn, at Kangley, and those at Bozeman, Mont. The company owns other coal properties which will be opened up and worked under the direction of the new general manager.

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