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Prepared for the membership of the PNR-NMRA, September 13, 1958

By H.A. Durfy

Coal—black diamonds—a source of heat, light, power, medicines, and many more products too numerous to mention here. This was the beginning of the Pacific Coast R.R. Co., upon which you are riding today. Of course, like other railroads, the Pacific Coast R.R. Co. was not always known by the present title, and we want to lead you through the background and the beginnings of the railroad. (more…)

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Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, July 14, 1921

Dobson says work will be done as soon as possible and when money is available

The overhead bridge across the Milwaukee railroad in Maplevalley will be installed as soon as possible, said Commissioner Thomas Dobson in an interview Wednesday.

“Granges may pass resolutions from now until doomsday but without the money it is impossible for us to do the work at the present time although we realize the necessity for it and would like very much to see it built,” he said. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July 13, 1922

George Watkin Evans (1876-1951), 1924 Courtesy Seattle and Environs

George Watkin Evans, 1924

It has been announced that during the illness of R.J. Wulzen, general manager of the Carbon Hill Coal Company at Carbonado, George Watkin Evans will be in charge of the properties, representing Mr. Wulzen. While acting in this capacity he will make a complete examination of the operations.

Mr. Evans will be remembered as the author of the interesting articles on the Coal fields of Washington State recently printed by the Bulletin. He is one of the foremost consulting coal mining engineers of this part of the country.

Mr. Wulzen is ill of fever and intestinal trouble at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. The latest report from Mrs. Wulzen, as the Bulletin went to press, was that he was resting easily and his friends need feel no uneasiness about him.

Those who know Mr. Wulzen were pleased to hear this, and hope it will not be long before he has fully recovered his health and is his own good self again.

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, July 13, 1994

Things are “looking good” for a real old-fashioned celebration soon, the Black Diamond Labor Day Committee reports.

There will be a parade, a soapbox derby, races and games for the kids, and many other festivities, committee members said.

Booth space will be available on the field and it is important that those wishing to take part in having a booth sign up for one soon, organizers said. Applications are available by calling Charlene Birklid at 886-1344 or by attending a meeting. The meetings are held at the Black Diamond Museum. The next is set for Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, June 12, 1928

TAYLOR, Wash., Thursday, July 12. — The Gladding-McBean Company team of Taylor evened up its score with the Hobart town team Sunday, winning 8 to 6. It was Hobart’s first defeat, while the Taylor team has been defeated but once also.

The Hobart team will journey to Seattle next Sunday, where it will meet the Wilson & Kreitle nine at the Upper Woodland Park grounds at 2 o’clock.

Sunday’s score:

R H E
Hobart 6 8 2
Taylor 8 7 3

Batteries—Michael and Carey; Ball, Malette, McConnell, and McDonald.

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With the arrival of hot summer weather attention is again drawn to the fact that there are many residents of Black Diamond who have no effective means of disposing of garbage. At the last Mine Council meeting a move was instituted to improve the sanitary condition of the camp by asking everybody to provide themselves with garbage cans.

The company will provide a means for regularly disposing of all garbage deposited in cans, free of cost, and in order to make the entire camp fully sanitary it is absolutely necessary that every house be equipped with the proper type of garbage can. These may be obtained through the company store, and in case they are not installed promptly, steps will be taken to compel every resident to so equip his place.

At both Newcastle and Burnett every house is equipped with a garbage can and the menace of typhoid and contagion thereby greatly minimized. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, July 11, 1968

John Sherwood, 16-year-old Enumclaw youth, was pronounced dead on arrival at Community Memorial Hospital about 2:04 a.m. Tuesday after his father found him slumped over in the front seat of his car which was parked at the family residence, 1305 Davis Avenue.

According to the King County Coroner Leo Sowers, death was attributed to acute pulmonary congestion and cerebral edema. Laboratory tests are presently being run to determine the causes.

The report further stated that the youth was last seen by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sherwood, about 9 p.m. Monday when he told them he was driving to a friend’s house.

About 1 a.m. Tuesday, Earl Sherwood was notified by neighbors that a disturbance was taking place in or around the boy’s car. The elder Sherwood investigated and found his son.

Funeral services for the youth are pending at the Enumclaw Funeral Home.

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