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Originally published in the MVHS Bugle, December 2009

Editor’s note: Years ago, while sitting in Bill and Mildred Harshfield’s home on Dorre Don, sipping coffee, munching on her homemade cookies and discussing baseball, I often admired the photo on the kitchen wall of the Section House that used to be in the middle of “old” Maple Valley. It was the Harshfield’s home for 33 years before it was torn down and they moved next to the railroad tracks on the Cedar River. I mentioned the desire to have a copy of that photo to their son, Frank Harshfield, at the picnic in August and soon there appeared three copies in my mailbox. Two will be recorded at the Third Floor Museum. Thank you, Frank.

Editor’s note: Years ago, while sitting in Bill and Mildred Harshfield’s home on Dorre Don, sipping coffee, munching on her homemade cookies and discussing baseball, I often admired the photo on the kitchen wall of the Section House that used to be in the middle of “old” Maple Valley. It was the Harshfield’s home for 33 years before it was torn down and they moved next to the railroad tracks on the Cedar River. I mentioned the desire to have a copy of that photo to their son, Frank Harshfield, at the picnic in August and soon there appeared three copies in my mailbox. Two will be recorded at the Third Floor Museum. Thank you, Frank.

In the booklet, “Maple Valley Family Recollections III,” 1987, Bill Harshfield recalls “Railroading Days in Maple Valley.” Excerpts from that essay describe the section house. (more…)

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