Archive for November 1st, 2017

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, November 1, 1978

By George and Dianne Wilson

Jim Bolton

Jim Bolton

Black Diamond Elementary School has a new principal. He is Jim Bolton, who with a warm and engaging smile states of his new job, “I’ve found a home.”

In addition to the Black Diamond School, he also serves as principal at Selleck School. Born and raised in Buckley, Jim received his master’s degree in special education from Central Washington State College (now a university).

Bolton served last year as acting principal at Southwood Elementary in Enumclaw, a year which fulfilled the requirement of a year’s internship for a potential school administrator. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, November 1, 1923

Situated at the mouth of the slope the view shown above of the top works at Burnett Mine, the home of South Prairie Coal, does not give any idea of the depth of the gorge through which South Prairie creek flows. The buildings in the foreground are but half way between the creek below and the top of the hill from which the bridge extends across the yawning gorge.

At the left is seen the wash house, while the long building in the center of the picture houses the machine shop and lamp room. Just back of them can be seen the top of the tipple, indicating the depth of the valley below. In the background is seen the rock dump and the big steel span which bridges the creek. (more…)

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