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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September 28, 1977

Louis Duett and Larry Hill, new operators of the Shell station and the Black Diamond Garage, stand with Larry’s son Jim beside their gas pumps at 3rd and Lawson.

Louis Duett and Larry Hill, new operators of the Shell station and the Black Diamond Garage, stand with Larry’s son Jim beside their gas pumps at 3rd and Lawson.

A very warm welcome to Black Diamond is extended to Louis Duett and Larry Hill. They are now operating the Shell station and the Black Diamond Garage located at the blinking light, 3rd & Lawson. Louis is a front end expert and Larry the transmission specialist. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 23, 1978

Long-sought water for Wilderness Village comes nearer everyday as men and heavy equipment dig through the earth and bury the pipe which will connect to the Seattle Water Department pipeline northeast of the Village. The ditch shown above will lead pipe under the Maple Valley Highway.

Long-sought water for Wilderness Village comes nearer everyday as men and heavy equipment dig through the earth and bury the pipe which will connect to the Seattle Water Department pipeline northeast of the Village. The ditch shown above will lead pipe under the Maple Valley Highway.

Any last doubts about Wilderness Village Shopping Center receiving its long-sought public water were dispelled last week as men and equipment moved in to begin the job.

Only one hole in the ground was visible as of last Thursday on the east side of Highway 169 at the Witte Road intersection. That’s near the planned beginning of the tap-in to the City of Seattle Pipeline. The actual connection will be made at the gravel pit, according to Bob Sloboden, manager of Water District 108.

Drilling is now in progress under lie highway, Sloboden added. Before long the pipe, now stacked at various locations around the shopping center, will be placed in the ground, beginning on Witte Road behind the Sea-First Bank. The pipe will proceed to the library only. The proposed professional center near the library is not receiving water at this time, Sloboden said.

“We’re getting the new line in little by little,” Sloboden said. “The contractor should be finished and the water should be flowing around the middle of September.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, August 9, 1923

If hard work and persistent effort is worth anything at all, the Black Diamond Mine Rescue and First Aid Team, under the leadership of Capt. B.F. Snook, is going to be a real contender for honors at the big inter-camp meet in Newcastle on August 18. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, June 14, 1978

By George and Dianne Wilson

Darrel and Jewell McCloud are here seen at their Black Diamond home among their gorgeous flowers which include 350 rosebushes “and much, much morel”

Darrel and Jewell McCloud are here seen at their Black Diamond home among their gorgeous flowers which include 350 rosebushes “and much, much more!”

Over 350 roses, more than 150 tuberous begonias, plus much, much more can be seen in one gorgeous spot in Black Diamond! No, it’s not a park or a nursery; it’s the home of Darrel and Jewell McCloud on 1st Street, across from the elementary school.

When the McClouds moved here 34 years ago from Ellensburg, they brought with them six or eight roses. Over the years, their collection has “grown like Topsy,” often through the Valentine’s Day gifts of rose bushes for Jewell from their son Michael. They now have 56 new roses imported from Canada. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 13, 1977

Last year’s Valley Days winner—as well as winners in two other 1976 races sponsored by the Cedar River Boat Association—were Bill Furlong, left, throwing a “victory splash’ at his partner, Bill Niord, after the finish of the men’s contest on Maple Valley Days. They’ll be trying for the big trophy again this year on June 4.

Last year’s Valley Days winner—as well as winners in two other 1976 races sponsored by the Cedar River Boat Association—were Bill Furlong, left, throwing a “victory splash’ at his partner, Bill Niord, after the finish of the men’s contest on Maple Valley Days. They’ll be trying for the big trophy again this year on June 4.

The boats are again taking to the Cedar in practice spins for the men’s and women’s Cedar River Boat Race to be held this year on June 4 as part of the annual Maple Valley Days celebration.

One craft, of course, will be manned by Bill Furlong and Bill Niord, who have come quite a way together in the last two years. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, December 4, 1960

By Lucile McDonald

Library Guild members gathering records of Cedar River community’s development

Remembrances of early days in Maple Valley were awakened in Mr. and Mrs. George Russell of Puyallup, whose parents were among Maple Valley’s early settlers, as they gazed at a picture of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad station.

Remembrances of early days in Maple Valley were awakened in Mr. and Mrs. George Russell of Puyallup, whose parents were among Maple Valley’s early settlers, as they gazed at a picture of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad station.

Working ahead of changes being wrought by highway construction, two members of the Maple Valley Library Guild are striving to preserve in photographs and written history a record of the development of the community south of Renton.

Old structures have been moved or demolished in the path of State Highway No. 2, Echo Lake branch, which is cutting across the town’s business center and will form a direct connection between Auburn and North Bend.

A request from the King County Library that the Maple Valley branch join in a history-gathering project was especially fortuitous. If any place needed to preserve a memory of its former self, it was the town on Cedar River. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, June 18, 1975

It’s some time since one of Maple Valley’s finest facilities and services has received appropriate recognition. The beginning of summer, we think, is a good occasion to pay tribute to the Maple Valley Library, shown above in a Voice photograph by Kevin McLellan. Our message: stay cool this summer, get off the crowded highways, and curl up in your backyard with a good book! The history of library service here goes back, by the way, to 1940 as revealed in the informative article below by Voice reporter D’Ann Pedee.

It’s some time since one of Maple Valley’s finest facilities and services has received appropriate recognition. The beginning of summer, we think, is a good occasion to pay tribute to the Maple Valley Library, shown above in a Voice photograph by Kevin McLellan. Our message: stay cool this summer, get off the crowded highways, and curl up in your backyard with a good book! The history of library service here goes back, by the way, to 1940 as revealed in the informative article below by Voice reporter D’Ann Pedee.

By D’Ann Pedee

“You ladies call this a library?” Out of that expression of incredulousness was born a long and pleasant association between Architect Felix Campanella and the Maple Valley library board.

At the time of Mr. Campanella’s visit, the library was in makeshift quarters in the corner of an office. He was there at the urging of Mrs. Oren Sroufe, his personal friend, and also avid proponent of a structure for the library. (more…)

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