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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 19, 1924

Steamships of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha line have been coming into Seattle for more than twenty-five years, in fact, this famous line was the first to establish regular service between Puget Sound ports and the Orient. Recognizing the superior qualities of Black Diamond and South Prairie coal for bunkering purposes, the vessels of the N.Y.K. fleet have frequently coaled at the Pacific Coast Coal Company bunkers.

The accompanying half-tone is a reproduction of a photograph taken of the Shidzuoka Maru while loading 1,000 tons of Black Diamond and South Prairie coal at the company bunkers last week. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 12, 1924

Summer time in Juneau, Alaska, is not the most favorable season in which to sell coal to the domestic consumer. But the view shown herewith of the Pacific Coast Coal Company’s Juneau depot, taken in the month of July, shows not a truck in sight. This is because Agent H.G. Walmsley had them all out making deliveries, even though the mid-day sun made a shady corner most inviting. “Walms” was formerly a company employee at Newcastle. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 5, 1924

Getting the best results at the lowest cost from the proper burning of coal was the theme of the appeal made by the Washington Coal Producers’ Association in its exhibit at the recent Merchants’ Convention in Seattle. Using the slogan, “There’s a Washington Coal for Every Purpose,” the exhibit attracted wide attention.

Pacific Coast coals and Diamond Briquets occupied prominent positions in the exhibit. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, September 2, 1928

Two cities to hold joint celebration on grounds of Moore Park tomorrow; many features planned

Special to The Times.
CARBONADO, Saturday, Sept. 1. — Residents of Black Diamond and Carbonado will join in a Labor Day celebration here Monday, the principal event of the day to be a monster picnic. A program of sports for the children at 9 o’clock in the morning at N.D. Moore Park will start the celebration. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, August 24, 1958

A bullfrog-jumping contest will be a highlight of Black Diamond’s annual Labor Day weekend celebration.

The number of entries still is undetermined, said John Crivello, a Black Diamond businessman.

“It all depends on the number of frogs the kids can find in lakes and ponds between now and post time,” Crivello said.

The weekend of celebration will begin at 10 o’clock Saturday night with a dance in the town Masonic Hall. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, August 29, 1924

Making hay while the sun shines is a motto which J.F. Torrence, manager of the Pacific Coast Coal Company depot at Tacoma, believes in putting into practice.

Consequently, when coal orders slumped during the hot weather of July he fitted up the office with extra typewriters and employed ten young ladies to operate them until a total of 15,000 letters had been written, addressed and mailed, admonishing an equal number of Tacomans to follow the example of the thrifty and and lay in a winter’s supply of fuel before the chill winds of winter found them with empty coal bins.

The influx of orders which followed necessitated the putting on of another truck to make deliveries. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 2, 1978

By George and Dianne Wilson

Labor Day highlight. A feature of Black Diamond Labor Day festivities was the crowning of the queen. Participants, shown above from left: Kathy Duncan; Mary Kay Barnes; Amy Guidetti, princess; Queen Debbie Drossart; Carol Storey, princess; and 1977 Labor Day Queen, Kim Sawyers (Voice of the Valley, September 13, 1978).

Labor Day highlight. A feature of Black Diamond Labor Day festivities was the crowning of the queen. Participants, shown above from left: Kathy Duncan; Mary Kay Barnes; Amy Guidetti, princess; Queen Debbie Drossart; Carol Storey, princess; and 1977 Labor Day Queen, Kim Sawyers (Voice of the Valley, September 13, 1978).

Button, button, who’s got the button? Six girls who are competing for the coveted title of Queen of the Black Diamond Labor Days, that’s who. Mary Kay Barns, Debbie Donckers, Debby Drossart, Kathy Duncan, Amy Guidetti, and Carol Storey all may be found making their rounds selling their buttons which go for $1.00 each. (more…)

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