Archive for August 6th, 2018

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 6, 1906

The Rainiers defeated the Black Diamonds by a score of 5 to 3 at Madison Park in an exciting and close game. The features of the game were the battery work of both teams and two fast double plays, one by each team. Millar, the star center fielder of the Rainiers, stole second base, then third, and then home, each time taking a long slide for the base. Duggan once caught the pitcher asleep and stole second base. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Northwest Post Card Club newsletter, July, August, September 2018

By JoAnne Matsumura and Ed Weum

Located in the booming coal mining town of Black Diamond during the early 1900s was a candy store owned by John and Lizzie Davies.

It was the hangout for many of the town’s children and a source of great pleasure. Many a child could be seen staring in the window clutching a coin with great anticipation.

These were times when a penny actually bought something and the first individually wrapped penny candy, the Tootsie Roll was a top seller.

Also among the treats were Root Beer Barrel Rolls, Banana Chews, Black Sam-bos, Jaw Beakers and Licorice Whips. (more…)

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