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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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