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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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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, May 26, 1906

Only fair weather necessary to make Georgetown firemen’s picnic a great success

A fair day is all that is necessary to make the gathering of the volunteer fire departments of the region at Georgetown tomorrow the most successful affair of its kind ever held hereabouts. The three Rainier fire companies of Georgetown and the citizens have been arranging for the big picnic and hose-cart run at Lincoln Park on a magnificent scale. Thousands are expected to attend.

The loving cup presented by the citizens of the town will be contested for by teams from Columbia City, Kent, Renton, Black Diamond, Enumclaw, Auburn, and the Georgetown companies. There may be other entries made before tomorrow.

A smaller cup will be competed for by the three Rainier companies. It was presented by Cashier C.H. Upper of the Georgetown Bank.

A parade will take place shortly after noon and the balance of the day will be given over to the picnic and its program of entertainment. The plans provide that the winner of the big loving cup shall hold a similar event next year at the town where that company holds forth. The cup must be won two years in succession before it becomes the permanent property of any company.

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 24, 1978

By Deanne Tollefson

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

To learn more about the history of the church go to http://www.svlccommunity.org/about-us.html#history

It was a joyous occasion for members of the five-year-old Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church when the congregation held the first church service in their new building. For the past five-and-a-half years, worship services and Sunday school have been held in Cedar River Elementary School.

The new building, located at 21614 238th Pl. S.E. (one fourth mile west of Tahoma Junior High off 216th), has been under construction for three years, the work being done largely by volunteer labor. The church is to be the worship and education center, and houses offices, a library/fireside room, and a kitchen. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier, May 24, 1929

Lake 12

Quick action on the part of Miss Frances Wright of Seattle undoubtedly saved the life of Julius Madsen of Oakland, Calif., at Lake Twelve Sunday.

The young man had been swimming in the lake and was suddenly overcome by an attack of cramps, this causing him to sink twice before it was realized by those nearby that he was in distress. As he was going under the water for the third time, Miss Wright reached him and with the assistance of Celes Klinge of Enumclaw, the victim was placed on a floating log.

The Klinge family was entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Martin Madsen and their son, Julius, daughter, Lauretta, Gene Collicchia of Oakland, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. William Crowser, daughter, Edith, and son, Buddy, Mrs. Betty Wright, daughter, Frances and son, Jack of Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Petersen and son Einar, of Tacoma, Mrs. Frances Blanchatt and sons, Richard and Robert of Enumclaw at the lake.

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