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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, August 16, 1923

Holiday declared and mine will close for day

All roads lead to Newcastle next Saturday, August 15, where on that occasion the first aid and mine rescue teams of Black Diamond, Burnett, and Newcastle will contest for honors, the wining team to have the privilege of representing the Pacific Coast Coal Company at the International First Aid Meet in Salt Lake City on August 26, 27, and 28.

To give everyone an opportunity to take part in the festivities in connection with the meet, the company has declared the day a holiday, and the mines, company stores, and other activities will be closed all day. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, August 15, 1920

Seattle motorists afforded opportunity to enjoy big variety of scenery and save on their gasoline

Pretty little resort welcomes all guests

Times’ tours party takes trip and writer describes routes and what may be seen at end of journey

These photographs show the beauties of Green River Gorge, within easy reach of motorists from Seattle. 1—Placid Deep Lake on the way to the gorge. 2—The turbulent river far below the steel bridge across the gorge. 3—The swift-moving river, perpetual agent of erosion, works its way in the gorge ever deeper and deeper between the walls of stone.

These photographs show the beauties of Green River Gorge, within easy reach of motorists from Seattle. 1—Placid Deep Lake on the way to the gorge. 2—The turbulent river far below the steel bridge across the gorge. 3—The swift-moving river, perpetual agent of erosion, works its way in the gorge ever deeper and deeper between the walls of stone.

One of most desirable features of Puget Sound motoring is that within a very short distance of Seattle there are literally dozens of beautiful runs, some long, some short, but all interesting and attractive. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, August 15, 1920

Washington mines boost prices to care for higher wages granted to miners recently

Following ratification last week by the mine workers’ state convention held in Seattle of the new working agreement between the Coal Operators’ Association and State District No. 10 of the United Mine Workers of America giving a general increase in wages, west side coal operators announced an upward revision of bunker prices for coal, which is now being passed on to consumers by Seattle retail fuel dealers.

Fifty cents a ton is the advance made on the grades of stove and range coal most used by Seattle householders, including the Pacific Coast Coal Company’s Newcastle and Issaquah lump-nut, which are classed as lignites. The bunker price of these lignites is now $8.50. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 15, 1900

Nicola Delduca, a laborer, enters the coal pits with an open-flame lamp and is instantly killed—two others are injured

Nicola Delduca’s name is etched in granite at the Coal Miners' Honor Garden, located on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum.

Nicola Delduca’s name is etched in granite at the Coal Miners’ Honor Garden, located on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum.

Deputy Coroner Powers returned yesterday morning from Black Diamond, where he held an inquest over the remains of one of the three men who were the victims of a mine explosion at that place on Monday.

Nicola Delduca, an Italian, aged 38 years, was found dead in the level in which the explosion occurred, and George Frasiola and Sylvester Cevera now lie at Providence hospital in a critical condition as a result of the injuries which they received. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 13, 1908

Top row, from left to right—Rees Morgan, ss and c; George Rockefeller, lf and manager; George Ayers, 1b; A.C. Davies, secretary and treasurer; Dan Meredith, 3b and rf; Walter Newton, 3b and ss; Lew McDonald, 2b. Bottom row—Earle Davis, rf; Thomas Oughton, cf; Archie Hutcheson, umpire; Joe Ainardi, president; Dave Boyd, official score keeper; Pierpont Morgans, c; Bert Hoye, p and captain; Alvin Davis, mascot.

Top row, from left to right—Rees Morgan, ss and c; George Rockefeller, lf and manager; George Ayers, 1b; A.C. Davies, secretary and treasurer; Dan Meredith, 3b and rf; Walter Newton, 3b and ss; Lew McDonald, 2b. Bottom row—Earle Davis, rf; Thomas Oughton, cf; Archie Hutcheson, umpire; Joe Ainardi, president; Dave Boyd, official score keeper; Pierpont Morgans, c; Bert Hoye, p and captain; Alvin Davis, mascot.

The above is a picture of the undefeated Black Diamond baseball team, winners of fourteen straight games. They have defeated teams from Enumclaw, Auburn, Newcastle, and some of the fastest amateur teams of Seattle. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 11, 1913

Men employed in collieries of Pacific Coast Company quit in sympathy with discharged committeeman

Organization growing about Black Diamond

Seven hundred miners employed in the three collieries of the Pacific Coast Company at Black Diamond walked out this morning because the company had refused to reinstate George Ayers, a member of the “pit committee,” reputed to be an I.W.W. organizer in the Black Diamond district.

Ayers was discharged following a quarrel with a subforman named Mitchell, with whom he had taken up a grievance of a miner who had not been supplied with a “bucker.” Ayers is said to have become abusive when Mitchell told him that he had no authority to regulate employment. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, August 10, 1924

Newcastle ‘Babettes’ win over long-tressed rivals

Hundreds of coal miners and their families cheer participants as Bellingham wins event

Mine Rescue Team No. 1, Newcastle. (Top row, left to right): H.R Bates, W.N. Roderick (captain), and A.L. Richards. (Bottom row): Dick Owens and S.A. McNeely.

Mine Rescue Team No. 1, Newcastle. (Top row, left to right): H.R Bates, W.N. Roderick (captain), and A.L. Richards. (Bottom row): Dick Owens and S.A. McNeely.

Bellingham and Newcastle divided first honors in the largest first aid and mine rescue meeting ever staged in the state at Carbonado yesterday when twenty-five teams, representing six coal mining towns, competed in contests held under the auspices of the Western Washington Mine Rescue and First Aid Association.

About a thousand persons, most of them coal miners and members of their families from the competing camps, witnessed the contests and cheered the participants with all the enthusiasm of spectators at a big field and track meet. The meet is an annual affair, staged by the mine operators and coal mine workers.

Bellingham took first prize in the mine rescue contest, in which interest centered not only because an efficient mine rescue team is the pride of every coal camp and its main dependence in case of mine disaster, but also because such contests are spectacular to a degree. Newcastle was second and Carbonado third. (more…)

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