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Originally published in the Renton News Record, August 20, 1959

This swarm of girls is only part of the 300 who took part in closing day ceremonies at the Lions Memorial Youth Camp on Cedar River last Thursday. Each of the 16 groups gave a skit or demonstration as their part of the closing activities.

This swarm of girls is only part of the 300 who took part in closing day ceremonies at the Lions Memorial Youth Camp on Cedar River last Thursday. Each of the 16 groups gave a skit or demonstration as their part of the closing activities.

At least 7,000 Greater Renton area youngsters had a taste of outdoor living this summer through participation in organized day camping at the Lions Memorial Youth Camp on the Cedar River.

When the program closed for the summer last Friday, Gene Coulon said at least 7,000 boys and girls from 7 to 13 had visited the camp on a strictly organized basis plus several hundred more under the sponsorship of churches, community, and other youth groups. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 20, 1913

Shift boss and fire boss are victims of mysterious blazes

BLACK DIAMOND, Saturday, Aug. 16. – Two mysterious fires have occurred in the last two days, one of which completely destroyed the home of Hughie Hughes, a shift boss, and the other partially destroying the dwelling of Jack Larson, a fire boss in the mines.

Hughes’ loss is about $1,000 and Larson’s about $500, with no insurance.

For more about the mysterious fires of 1913, go to:

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