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Originally published in Voice of the Valley, May 3, 1972

By Laura Lorenz

Maple Valley will be able to develop its future environment about the way citizens expressed themselves at the pre-zoning meeting on April 13.

The King County Department of Planning returned to the Maple Valley Library on April 25 with the proposed zoning code sketched out on an area map. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 11, 1979

Wall-raising day for the new Coast-to-Coast Hardware store at Four Corners.

Wall-raising day for the new Coast-to-Coast Hardware store at Four Corners.

It was “Wall Raising Day” at Four Corners on April 2 for the Coast-to-Coast Hardware store which will move from Wilderness Village to its new site this coming June.

Huge tilt-up panels of reinforced concrete were lifted into place by the crane operator and secured by a half dozen other skilled workmen within 6 ½ hours. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 7, 2015

By Bill Kombol

Railroads played a key role in the development of most King County towns, including Ravensdale. The arrival of the nation’s second transcontinental railway, the Northern Pacific (NP) in 1883 dramatically accelerated growth throughout the Washington Territory.

The development of a production-scale coal mine required a rail link to deliver the massive equipment needed to operate the mine and to transport the coal to market.

The extension of the Columbia and Puget Sound (C&PS) railway in 1884 from Renton by Henry Villard’s Oregon Improvement Company enabled the coal mines at Cedar Mountain (1884), Black Diamond (late 1884), Franklin (1885), and Danville (1896) to begin production. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 5, 1989

Groundbreakers were Ann Trullinger, project manager; Rosemary Konoske, branch manager; Rich Martindale, bank president; Philip E. Biege, chairman of the board; Rudy Petchnick, preliminary site work; Rick Driftmier, architect; and bulldozer operator Rick Fardig. (Photo by Doug Williams.)

Groundbreakers were Ann Trullinger, project manager; Rosemary Konoske, branch manager; Rich Martindale, bank president; Philip E. Biege, chairman of the board; Rudy Petchnick, preliminary site work; Rick Driftmier, architect; and bulldozer operator Rick Fardig. (Photo by Doug Williams.)

Ground was broken last week on the 1.3 acre site of the First National Bank of Enumclaw’s new branch at Four Corners. The site is on the south side of Kent-Kangley Road near the road’s intersection with Highway 169, across the highway from the bank’s existing branch. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 14, 1979

By Bill Ziegner

Ground-breaking ceremonies for Four Corners Square, a shopping center now under construction at the intersection of Highway 169 and Kent-Kangley Road, were held last week. Participating, left to right, were Stan and Tina Johnson of Coast-to-Coast Hardware; Jim Norman, president of Evergreen State Construction, Inc.; Ardis Johnson Spasoff of Coast-to-Coast and Four Corners Square; Andy Anderson, president of the Greater Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce; Ernest Vogel of the Prudential Mutual Savings Bank, Seattle; Marlin Gabbert, architect; and Ken Marshall.

Ground-breaking ceremonies for Four Corners Square, a shopping center now under construction at the intersection of Highway 169 and Kent-Kangley Road, were held last week. Participating, left to right, were Stan and Tina Johnson of Coast-to-Coast Hardware; Jim Norman, president of Evergreen State Construction, Inc.; Ardis Johnson Spasoff of Coast-to-Coast and Four Corners Square; Andy Anderson, president of the Greater Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce; Ernest Vogel of the Prudential Mutual Savings Bank, Seattle; Marlin Gabbert, architect; and Ken Marshall.

Substantial improvement of traffic conditions at the intersection of Highway 169 and S.E. 216th (Maple Valley-Hobart Road) is still scheduled for no earlier than 1981, members of the Greater Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce were informed at a luncheon meeting here last Thursday.

Appearing as guest speaker and making this statement was Jerry D. Zirkle, District Administrator of the State Department of Transportation.

“I understand that some of you are not too enthusiastic about the 1981 date,” Zirkle told his audience.

The schedule still stands, though, he added, explaining that a 20 percent yearly inflation hike is hurting his department.

Zirkle declared, however, that the problem at this intersection will not be completely ignored in the meanwhile.

“By next spring we’ll do something,” he said, “and we’ll let your Chamber know of our plans in about a month from now.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 7, 1979

Maple Valley Tavern: Maxwell Rd. behind telephone company.

Maple Valley Tavern: Maxwell Rd. behind telephone company.

The expansion of Four Corners into a large shopping center has long been predicted. This week ground will be broken at the northwest corner at Four Corners in the first phase of a building complex for retail stores. The first tenant will be the Coast to Coast store which will move from Wilderness Village to the new site at Four Corners this spring on completion of a 12,000 square foot structure.

The portion occupied by Coast to Coast is part of the six-acre parcel of land which has been planned for development into grocery, drug, small retail shops, and other services or offices. Four Corners is actually the apex of State Highways 516 and 169 and two county roads. Locally they are known as Kent-Kangley Road, Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road, Ravensdale Road, and the Landsburg Road. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, November 19, 1988

By Julie Schuster

BLACK DIAMOND—Doris Campbell, a stoical woman of few words, gave the Black Diamond bank teller a handwritten note: “In protest of personnel management practices and the discharge of Dave Miller.”

A few minutes later, Campbell walked out with her entire savings. (more…)

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