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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 3, 1913

iwwMembers of the United Mine Workers of America, having unionized practically all the collieries in this state, may have to clash with the I.W.W. [Industrial Workers of the World] to retain control of the west side camps.

According to mine employees and operators the I.W.W. is attempting to force its way into the mining camps, but thus far has made no marked headway. The union officials believe that the I.W.W. will be no more popular in the mining camps than it has been among loggers, and during the past year I.W.W. organizers have been chased out of the logging camps by the men themselves. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier, June 13, 1913

These buildings were located where the Green River Eagles #1490 is today.

Fire broke out in the Black Diamond Hotel last Friday morning at about 2 o’clock, said to be caused by a man’s carelessness in smoking in one of the rooms. The building and contents were entirely destroyed, and the flames spread to Pete Fredericksen’s meat market adjoining, and a nearby residence, both being consumed.

A small safe containing considerable money, a cash register, and some books were saved from the market. Some meat was also carried out, but much of it was stolen after being placed beyond the reach of the flames. The insurance on all the property was small and the loss consequently was considerable.

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, May 18, 1972

By John J. Reddin

A group of Black Diamond old-timers held a “little get-together” in the Black Diamond Eagles’ Hall Saturday for their old buddy, “Catfish.”

To thousands of Seattleites “Catfish” is better known as Ed Banchero, popular owner of E & E Meats, 1007 Olive Way, one of the city’s biggest meat wholesalers and restaurant suppliers as well as shipper of frozen meat to customers throughout Alaska.

But to those who have known Banchero ever since he was born in a log cabin near what is now the center of Black Diamond and later almost drowned in nearby Lake 14, he forever after was known as “Catfish.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 12, 1888

A community where constables and officers of the law are not needed—Remarkable progress and substantial prosperity

Drawing of Franklin, circa 1887.

Drawing of Franklin, circa 1887.

Probably the majority of the readers of the Post-Intelligencer have never inspected a coal mine or visited a town where coal mining was the exclusive industry. They have, therefore, necessarily but an imperfect knowledge of a large and very excellent class of the working population of this territory, and especially of King County.

A representative of this paper visited Franklin, in this county, a day or two ago and made some observations which may be of general interest. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, November 27, 1974

Mrs. Jean Burnside in a small section of their well-stocked Black Diamond Cheese and Sausage House.

Mrs. Jean Burnside in a small section of their well-stocked Black Diamond Cheese and Sausage House.

The attractive Black Diamond Cheese and Sausage House, located at 30800 Highway 169 North, Black Diamond, was built about two years ago by the owners, Herb and Jean Burnside.

The Burnsides make their own fresh pork sausages, Kolbase, etc., and they smoke their own
ham hocks and turkey hind quarters. Milk and country fresh eggs are in continuous supply. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, March 8, 1922

By E.F. DeGrandpre,
Dept. Manager Miscellaneous Operation

New Pacific Coast Coal Co logo - 1927When the strike at the mine camps was first started, the drivers of all peddlers’ wagons and wagons of merchants from nearby towns refused to sell to such of the old employees as did not join the strike.

A little later, when the new families started moving into the towns, the peddlers said, “We cannot sell to the scabs,” but since the strikers have started to move away, some of the peddlers and the merchants in nearby towns, seeing the “writing on the wall,” have endeavored to flop over and cultivate the friendship of the new employees, announcing they will now sell to them. (more…)

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Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Fall 2012

By JoAnne Matsumura

Pete Fredericksen

Pete Fredericksen

Butcher Pete Frederickson knew the quality of aged meat and just how to cut it.

He purchased Black Diamond’s first meat market, originally located across the street from the railroad depot—now museum—from Thomas G. Spaight.

In 1913, Pete built a new meat market next to the company store in the vicinity of where Smokehouse & More is today. (more…)

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