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Originally published in the Auburn Globe-Reporter, July 10, 1925

geyser-sign

City and nearby resorts get fine publicity

Big advertising sign on west highway

This is the immense signboard erected by the Auburn Commercial club on the west highway a quarter mile north of Gallagher’s corner. A second similar sign is now under construction south of this corner. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier, August 14, 1930

Enumclaw districtAside from logging and farming, coal mining is undoubtedly one of the oldest of commercial industries in the state of Washington, millions of dollars worth of this fuel has been removed from the land in this section of the state during the past fifty years.

During the past few years the coal mining industry has been lagging, competition of other fuel from other parts of the nation has done much to bring on this condition. And lack of proper home support has been responsible in a certain degree for this depletion of mining activity.

As a result of a concerted campaign on the part of organized business of the state, the mining industry appears to be on the verge of an unusual advance. Enumclaw will benefit much because of that advance and to bring home a greater realization of what the coal industry means to us the following contributed article has ben prepared through the local business men. (more…)

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Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, February 1992

By Ann Steiert

Joe Dal Santo

Joe Dal Santo

As the Thursday Crew have been working on the new rooms they have been very grateful for the good men who have turned out to help them on Thursdays. It helped a lot when they got to the part of working on the rafters and roof. This involved much high climbing which really challenged the over-70 crew.

If you passed the museum one day last month and saw a man sitting on the peak of the roof you would have recognized Joe Dal Santo, who had come to help. He was greeted with pleasure!

Joe Dal Santo is a member of the historical society and a member of a very old and prominent Black Diamond family. (more…)

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Originally published in the Valley Daily News, July 15, 1992

By Anthony K. Albert

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

MAPLE VALLEY — The Cedar County Coalition launched its effort to secede from King County Tuesday when it revealed its proposal for new county boundaries.

It would be the third attempt to secede from King County in two decades.

According to Dave Fields, one of the coalition’s six members, Cedar County would include all of eastern King County, as far west as the western border of King County Fire District 43, and the east edge of the Lake Youngs.

It would include the cities of Duvall, Carnation, Black Diamond and Enumclaw—its urban centers—and Maple Valley and Covington areas, minus Lake Meridian. Fields estimated Cedar County’s population would be about 65,000. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July 2, 1925

Two recent events are worth calling to the attention of every man in the service. One is the speech of M.B. Morrow, a coal operator of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The other is the work of the men in the construction of the recreation park at Burnett. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, June 27, 1924

Pacific Coast Coal Co. Logo 1922Preparations are being rushed for the dawn of July 4th, when Black Diamond will play the host to the other camps of the Pacific Coast Coal Company in celebrating the great National Holiday.

Advance information indicates that the camp will be thronged with visitors, and accordingly every effort is being made to provide a day of patriotic exercises and sports which will surpass anything yet staged in Black Diamond. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, January 1959

Black Diamond, Enumclaw’s next-door neighbor to the north, voted to incorporate as a fourth class town on January 20. At the same election, the voters named seven officials to conduct the town’s business. From left to right are councilwoman Mrs. Gertrude Botts, councilmen Ernest Richardson and Stan W. Hubber, Mayor Lloyd W. Hagen, councilman Gomer Evans Jr., treas. Frank Costi and councilman Louis J. Zumek. The picture was taken at an informal meeting held at the home of Mayor and Mrs. Hagen on Wednesday evening, January 21. —C-H Staff Photo

Black Diamond, Enumclaw’s next-door neighbor to the north, voted to incorporate as a fourth class town on January 20. At the same election, the voters named seven officials to conduct the town’s business. From left to right are councilwoman Mrs. Gertrude Botts, councilmen Ernest Richardson and Stan W. Hubber, Mayor Lloyd W. Hagen, councilman Gomer Evans Jr., treas. Frank Costi and councilman Louis J. Zumek. The picture was taken at an informal meeting held at the home of Mayor and Mrs. Hagen on Wednesday evening, January 21. —C-H Staff Photo

Seven miles northeast of Enumclaw, not far from the north bank of the tortuous Green River, a ghost has yawned and is giving every indication that before long it will throw off its spooky habiliments and take on real flesh and blood.

As the result of a special election on Tuesday, January 20, the Black Diamond settlement, after approximately 75 years’ of existence, became a fourth class incorporated town. At the same election, the voters named a mayor, treasurer, four councilmen and one councilwoman. (more…)

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