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Originally published in the Journal-American, April 9, 1990

By Leslee Jaquette
Journal Eastside Bureau

Douglas C. Samuels (left), one of the owners of Pacific States Marketing Co. and president of Pacific States Mortgage Co., Robert Olsson, the other owner of Pacific States Marketing Co. and vice president, Pacific States Mortgage Corp.; and Jack L. McIntosh, president of M&H Development, examining map of the Black Diamond area where M&H plans to develop a “Bridle Trails” theme estate. Photo by Leslee Jaquette.

BELLEVUE — M&H Development Co., Inc. of Bellevue has acquired a 410-acre, $2.8 million tract adjacent to Black Diamond which will be developed into a “Bridle Trails” theme estate.

Jack L. McIntosh, president, says up to 82, five-acre tracts will be developed on the plateau parcel which fronts Black Diamond Lake and stretches to the north edge of the Flaming Geysers State Park. The developer foresees $500,000 to $1 million homes will be built on $150,000 lots available through both builder and public sale. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, March 26, 1987

A marshy area adjacent to a small lake that lies southwest of Black Diamond may be one of the keys to the city’s future, if land developer Steve Graddon’s dream comes true.

Graddon presented his ambitious plan that involves a low-impact housing development and a nature preserve that would be the focus of “scientists from around the world,” to the Black Diamond city council Thursday, March 19.

At the center or the plan is Black Diamond Lake, or Chubb Lake as the old-timers call it. About 35 acres of the lake’s shore is made up of a forested sphagnum moss bog, one of only five known in the state. The bog is considered to be in pristine condition, thus making it more valuable to researchers. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, April 26, 1989

Homes and revenue for the City of Black Diamond could be on the way again, because the Black Diamond Lake annexation that was killed in September may see new life.

Majority property owner John Walker, on a recent visit from Florida, said he and the City of Black Diamond are in the “conversation stages” of a possible proposal. (more…)

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Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, November 1992

Black Diamond Lake is one of the lesser known natural jewels in our community. Located within Black Diamond's city limits, but hidden among the forest land owned principally by Palmer Coking Coal Co. and Yarrow Bay Holdings, the lake is both unique in its character and beautiful to see. (Photo and caption courtesy Black Diamond NOW.)

Black Diamond Lake is one of the lesser known natural jewels in our community. Located within Black Diamond’s city limits, but hidden among the forest land owned principally by Palmer Coking Coal Co. and YarrowBay, the lake is both unique in its character and beautiful to see. (Photo and caption courtesy Black Diamond NOW.)

By Ann Steiert

One thing that we’re constantly reminded of is how very beautiful the countryside was when the first settlers came to the area. The abundant rivers and lakes were such a far cry from the arid California landscape. One of the places on the map is a small lake called Black Diamond Lake. It is better known as Chub Lake.

We have no records which show who first settled around the lake. The furthest back is that the first family was named Abrams. They lived there for many years. They later sold to a family named Sharlock. The Sharlocks lived there for a while; then Sharlock died. (more…)

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