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Archive for March 24th, 2018

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, March 24, 1976

Forty-nine new homes in the Greater Maple Valley area are planned to be built on 48 acres on the southwest side of the Cedar River, downstream from the Landsburg County Park, the Voice has learned.

The project will be called the Cedar Bend Housing Development and a hearing will be held on April 20 at the King County Courthouse. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Star, March 24, 1919

An electric speeder of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, carrying seven employees, jumped the track while traveling at high speed, two miles east of Maple Valley station, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

All seven men were injured, three severely. They were taken to the Providence hospital. Their names are:

William Halland, 30, badly crushed left leg; leg amputated at hospital.

John McLeod, 39, chest and back crushed.

William McDonald, 51, back sprained, shoulder wrenched, cuts about head.

Percy Wiltz, 32, dislocated knee cap.

John McDonald, 35, badly sprained wrist, body bruises.

William Hammond, 32, bruises and cuts about the head.

Alfred B. Gratty, 39, bruised head, shoulder, and legs.

Halland and McLeod were reported in an improved condition Monday.

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