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Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, Summer 2018

By William Kombol

“Rusty Rails” photo by Robert Dobson, April 2018

“Rusty Rails” photo by Robert Dobson, April 2018

This spring photographer Bob Dobson stumbled upon a short section of railroad hidden amongst a dense forest near Lake Sawyer. He took a photo that inspired a question: “Who laid these rusty rails?”

Little did he know the answer is the story behind the men who founded Black Diamond. (more…)


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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 18, 1985

By Ed Penhale

Black Diamond coal carKing County officials are setting the stage for a huge annexation that would add nearly 2,000 acres to the little southeast-county city of Black Diamond, designating more than 900 acres of that now-rural area for urban development.

County Executive Gary Locke, who supports the proposal, sees Black Diamond as a future site for high-tech businesses. (more…)

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