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The Coal Miners’ Honor Garden on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum memorializes the more than 1,100 coal miners who lost their lives in Washington State.

The Coal Miners’ Honor Garden on the grounds of the Black Diamond Museum memorializes the more than 1,100 coal miners who lost their lives in Washington State.

John Lopan, age 38, married, wife and three children; occupation, miner; nationality, Austrian; was fatally injured on above date, succumbing from his injuries at the Providence Hospital, Seattle, where he was taken immediately after the accident. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, December 13, 1988

By Louis T. Corsaletti
Seattle Times Eastside bureau

One of the Newcastle coal-mine rescue teams in 1924 included, from left, B.F. Snook (the captain), George Hasku, Walter Clark, Joe Ansberger and George Munson.

One of the Newcastle coal-mine rescue teams in 1924 included, from left, B.F. Snook (the captain), George Hasku, Walter Clark, Joe Ansberger and George Munson.

It was an economic boom that lasted for more than 50 years—one that helped put Seattle and the Eastside on the map.

And it was a force that almost overnight turned this part of the Pacific Northwest into an ethnic melting pot.

Described in newspapers of the day, it was called “coal rush” and “coal fever.”

Coal. Black diamonds. Black gold. (more…)

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