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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 15, 1925

One of the first structures in Carbonado to catch the eye of the visitor is that of the company store. Of brick construction, it houses the general merchandise store and meat market, while in the rear is situated the mine office. Manager C.T. Paulson and his staff are always ready to see that the wants of every customer are promptly satisfied. (more…)

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Originally published in the South County Journal, January 11, 1999

By Linda Woo

Bob Burdick, 87, helps Sawyer Woods Elementary fifth-grader Sara Martin, 11, with her reading. Each Wednesday, Burdick brings his Scottish terrier with him to greet and help students and staff. He began volunteering seven years ago at Grass Lake Elementary, where his daughter taught kindergarten. (Gary Kissel/Journal)

Bob Burdick, 87, helps Sawyer Woods Elementary fifth-grader Sara Martin, 11, with her reading. Each Wednesday, Burdick brings his Scottish terrier with him to greet and help students and staff. He began volunteering seven years ago at Grass Lake Elementary, where his daughter taught kindergarten. (Gary Kissel/Journal)

BLACK DIAMOND—Bob Burdick’s three children are grown with grandchildren of their own, but many students in South County schools love him like a grandfather.

Every Wednesday, Burdick and Schautze, his black Scottish terrier, faithfully shows up at Sawyer Woods Elementary School to greet and help students and staff members. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 8, 1925

“ATTRACTIVE SIGN BOARD: Occupying a conspicuous position on North Wenatchee Avenue, directly in front of the yards of the Wenatchee branch of Pacific Coast Coal Co., is a big illuminated billboard which bears the catchy slogan, ‘A BLACK business but we treat you WHITE.’ Manager H.H. Boyd is the author of this slogan, and the volume of business handled though the Wenatchee yard testifies to the fact that Boyd lives up to his statement.” – Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 8, 1925

Occupying a conspicuous position on North Wenatchee Avenue, directly in front of the yards of the Wenatchee branch of the Pacific Coast Coal Company, is a big illuminated billboard which bears the catchy slogan, “A BLACK business but we treat you WHITE.”

Manager H.H. Boyd is the author of this slogan, and the volume of business handled through the Wenatchee yard testifies to the fact that Boyd lives up to his statement. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 1, 1925

Few towns in the country can boast as fine a general merchandise store as the new company institution in Burnett. Spacious and modern in every respect, the new store, under the direction of Manager L.W. Foreman is proving its worth to the community, and in turn the citizens of the camp are demonstrating their appreciation of the service by a constantly increasing patronage.

The Burnett store was opened in the new location early in November. Its well displayed stock, attractive windows, and showcases, must be seen to be appreciated. (more…)

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Originally published in the MVHS Bugle, December 2005

By Barbara Nilson

Francis Niemela displays a sketch of the cabin his father Charles built of railroad ties on Lake Francis in 1915.

Francis Niemela displays a sketch of the cabin his father Charles built of railroad ties on Lake Francis in 1915.

Eighty-four years of memories will be on tap, Sunday, Feb. 12, [2006,] at the Grange Hall, when Francis Niemela recalls life with the Finnish community on Lake Francis. His parents, Charles and Katri Niemela, came to Maple Valley and purchased 20 acres at the lake in 1915.

During that time there was a railroad that came around the lake and his Dad picked up railroad ties and built his first house out of them. Later that building was converted to a sauna and also used for smoking salmon and bacon when they constructed a large loghouse in 1918. That home was later purchased by the Dufenhorst family.

The Finns at Lake Francis had little stump ranches and their saunas in place of indoor plumbing. Niemela said the greatest sauna was the Lahtinen’s. It was open house every Saturday night and Mrs. Lahtinen would serve coffee and goodies. “Some of the offspring of those Finns like Walt Sipila and Walt Miller are still here,” he said. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, December 30, 1925

Old Black Diamond Mine No. 11, deepest colliery in the United States, is scene of fatal ‘bump’

Two men lost their lives and three others were imprisoned for eight hours before being released by a rescue crew following a cave-in that occurred in the old Black Diamond Mine No. 11 at Black Diamond yesterday afternoon.

The dead are W.R. Brunner, 36, years old, and Emilo Piquet, 35, both of Black Diamond.

Eight men were working in the vicinity of the cave-in. In addition to the two who lost their lives, three were imprisoned by the slide and three escaped without assistance. The six who were rescued or escaped were H.R. Algee, Walter Faulkner, Ben Davis, Walter Remus, E.M. Anthony, and George Belt. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, December 28, 1925

Todds rest and drop behind while miners beat Black Diamond

Newcastle moved into undisputed possession of first place in the Northwest Soccer League by beating Black Diamond, 2 to 1, yesterday, while the Todd team rested. Newcastle is now two full points ahead.

The game, played at Newcastle, was late starting because of a heavy fog, but when the teams got going they played quite a game.

Sid Hardy of Newcastle opened the scoring in the first half, when he took a cross from Harold Phillips at the end of a combination and scored. Shortly after resuming play Hardy scored again, this time on a penalty kick.

The lone Diamond tally came as a result of a penalty, when Rudy Dernac converted.

Tommy Overton, Teddy Jackson, and Frankie Burns were others who starred while Dernac, “Red” Towers, and Jimmy Strange were best for Diamond. Len Perotti, Black Diamond star, was unable to play, weakening that team.

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