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Archive for January 27th, 2018

Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 27, 1885

P.B. Jones, superintendent of the Black Diamond coal mines, came in to town yesterday, to attend to the shipping of sixty tons of machinery to be used in the operation of the mine.

The slope has been sunk on the vein to the depth of 360 feet, and will be extended 40 feet lower before the gangway is opened. The bunkers are partially in frame, the hotel is being roofed over, and work is being generally pushed ahead.

Sixteen carpenters and large number of laborers are constantly employed about the mines. No coal will be shipped from Black Diamond before the middle of April, after which regular shipments are expected to be made.

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