Archive for August 8th, 2018

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 8, 1973

Two more queen candidates have joined the race to see who will reign over the Black Diamond Labor Day celebration, according to Queen Committee Chairwoman Muriel Wing.

Miss Pam Nervenud of 101 Pines in Kent and Rhonda Russell of Maple Valley join candidates Kathy Storey and Kari Sawyer.

The girls have until August 24th to pile up sales of Black Diamond Booster Buttons. The best saleswoman is selected queen. Button proceeds go towards financing the celebration. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, August 8, 1924

Everywhere in the mines of Western Washington, and particularly in the mines of the Pacific Coast Coal Company, there is much stress placed on safety work. As a result the number of serious accidents is kept down to a minimum.

This scene shows the precautions taken to support the roof while the miner operates the “slugger” in undercutting the coal. As he prefers not to reveal his identity, we leave it to you to guess the name of this “Safety First” miner. (more…)

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