Archive for September 12th, 2017

Originally published in the Enumclaw Herald, September 12, 1913

starwich_1910Because J.M. Pott, a surveyor of Tacoma, had located the new incorporation of Ravensdale on range 7 E, instead of range 6 E, where it actually is, the town finds itself in a pretty tangle and faces the necessity of unscrambling itself municipally.

About a month ago the citizens incorporated as a municipality of the 4th class. The mayor and other officials took office and Matt Starwich, a deputy sheriff, opened a saloon in a tent.

Now, since the discovery of the dreadful mistake has been made, Matt must close his saloon and Ravensdale must consider itself re-attached to the unorganized territory of King County.

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