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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 31, 1978

Maple Valley Day 1978 will unfold this coming Saturday, June 3, and all indications point to another big fun and family day for valleyites and visitors.

Grand Marshal for the parade will be Don Testerman, running back of the Seattle Seahawks. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, May 30, 1924

One institution of which Burnett is justly proud is the company store, a picture of which is herewith shown. L.W. Foreman is the capable and accommodating manager of the store and with his efficient corps of helpers he is making it an institution of real service to the camp.

A prompt delivery service is maintained, which with the high quality of the merchandise carried, is another one of the reasons for the general appeal of the company store to all residents of Burnett. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, May 30, 1990

Coal car collision: A trailer broke free from an asphalt truck traveling north on Highway 169 on Sunday around 5 p.m. and smashed into Black Diamond’s historic coal car marker. According to Black Diamond Police, the trailer broke its safety chain, crossed between cars on the highway, smashed into the coal car, and came to rest against a telephone pole. Monday, the Black Diamond Historical Society was seeking bids for the replacement of the coal car, which was dedicated in 1962. (Photo by Doug Williams.)

Coal car collision: A trailer broke free from an asphalt truck traveling north on Highway 169 on Sunday around 5 p.m. and smashed into Black Diamond’s historic coal car marker. According to Black Diamond Police, the trailer broke its safety chain, crossed between cars on the highway, smashed into the coal car, and came to rest against a telephone pole. Monday, the Black Diamond Historical Society was seeking bids for the replacement of the coal car, which was dedicated in 1962. (Photo by Doug Williams.)

Black Diamond Historical Society members spent Thursday at the museum straightening the iron from the historic Third Avenue coal car that was smashed by a runaway trailer May 20.

“It’s pretty badly beat up,” historical society member Bob Eaton said. “All the iron was bent. We can’t buy a replacement.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 30, 1973

By Laura Lorenz

The Seattle Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk through the Selleck area on June 3. Non-members are most welcome to join the field trip group, encourages the society’s field trip chairman Wendal Hoge. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 29, 1974

Lorraine Windsor of Ravensdale had some unexpected company last Wednesday night.

And you can say that again!

She reminded the Voice that last Wednesday was a bad, windy night.

An Army helicopter suddenly landed in her front yard. Entering her home, one of the eight soldiers told her that they were going back to their base when ice formed on their prop, forcing them to land in her yard or in a nearby wooded area. They chose the yard. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Daily Times, May 29, 1906

Batted McLean and Skillman in hard and timely fashion and played swell ball in field

BLACK DIAMOND, Tuesday, May 29 – The ball game played here Sunday between Renton and the local boys was won by the latter by a score of 9 to 4. At no time during the game did the visiting team have a look in, excepting the seventh inning, when they bunched their hits, coupled with an error, and put four runs across the plate. The game put up by the local boys was the best ever witnessed here. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, May 27, 1906

Neither the Northern Pacific nor the Pacific Coast Co. can own them in this state after the year 1908

Two come within jurisdiction of Interstate Commerce Commission, and are subject to new rate bill; only way they can avoid a violation of law is by disposing of their properties to constituent companies

By W.W. Jermane

Members of the House and Senate, who have studied the working of the Elkins amendment to the rate bill, forbidding railroads from owning coal mines, say under its provisions neither the Pacific Coast Company nor the Northern Pacific Company can continue to own coal mines in the State of Washington after 1908.

The question as to whether the Pacific Coast Company and the Northern Pacific could continue to operate their coal properties was suggested by The Times a week ago. At that time Vice President J.C. Ford of the Pacific Coast Company thought his line was exempt. Mr. Ford is now in his way East to consult President H.W. Cannon, and the coal question may form a topic of conversation. (more…)

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