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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 7, 1961

One of the highlights at big festival: Queen Darlene Jones and Princess Sandy Di Martino in pony carts. (Post-Intelligencer photos by Phil H. Webber.)

One of the highlights at big festival: Queen Darlene Jones and Princess Sandy Di Martino in pony carts. (Post-Intelligencer photos by Phil H. Webber.)

Maple Valley paraded its progress yesterday along trails cut by cows in the days when the guests of honor were young pioneers there.

In the reviewing stand were some who remember those pioneer days and others who are descended from founders of the community, first settled in 1879. (more…)

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Originally published in the News Record, April 27, 1961

Ready to march—Queen Darlene Jones of the Maple Valley Community Club admires the costumes Jody and Kenny Stickley will wear in the first annual Queen’s Parade Saturday in Maple Valley. The youngsters are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Stickley, and Queen Darlene, a junior at Tahoma High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Jones.

Ready to march—Queen Darlene Jones of the Maple Valley Community Club admires the costumes Jody and Kenny Stickley will wear in the first annual Queen’s Parade Saturday in Maple Valley. The youngsters are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Stickley, and Queen Darlene, a junior at Tahoma High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Jones.

Bands will play and flags will fly in Maple Valley next week when the first annual Queen’ s Parade of the Maple Valley Community Club starts its march at the Junior High School at 2 p.m. on May 6.

Local entries as well as units from Skyway and other neighboring communities will wend their way down a hill and through town to the community hail, where hot dogs, balloons, and other items will be on sale. Popcorn balls will be given to all children participating in the parade.

The recently-chosen queen, Darlene Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Jones will ride in a pony cart drawn by a team of Shetland ponies. Her princess, Sandy DiMartino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DiMartino will also ride in a pony cart. (more…)

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Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, April 26, 1923

Summer hotel is consumed by flames when plumber leaves lighted candle under the building

Lake Wilderness Lodge, the magnificent summer resort hotel near Maplevalley, was completely destroyed by fire yesterday evening. The blaze, which started about 5:30, is believed to have been caused by a plumber who was working under the building with a lighted candle. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 25, 1979

This picture, taken during the fire which destroyed the old clubhouse at the Lake Wilderness Golf Course, shows firemen battling the blaze. The upper story has already burned down, but the two chimney stacks are still standing. Before it was over, the whole building, for all practical purposes, was completely destroyed, says Ray Colman, owner. (Photo courtesy Pat Simone.)

This picture, taken during the fire which destroyed the old clubhouse at the Lake Wilderness Golf Course, shows firemen battling the blaze. The upper story has already burned down, but the two chimney stacks are still standing. Before it was over, the whole building, for all practical purposes, was completely destroyed, says Ray Colman, owner. (Photo courtesy Pat Simone.)

The old clubhouse at the Lake Wilderness Golf Course was destroyed in a spectacular fire on Sunday, April 8.

According to Ray Colman, owner of the well-known Maple Valley landmark, the fire started when two young boys set papers on fire inside the building. They were spotted leaving the building and were apprehended later when they returned to view the blaze.

The clubhouse dates back to 1929, Colman says. “It was where the Chamber of Commerce held their first meetings. The Lions Club also held their first meetings there, and for many years it was a social center for numerous other parties and groups in the area.”

The building was originally constructed by Kain Gaffney and Ed Long. They started out by serving chicken dinners there. Gaffney and Long at one time also owned the Lake Wilderness Golf Course and later Gaffney’s Resort on the lake. They were both well-known musicians in the area. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Sunday Times, December 25, 1955

By Lucile McDonald

Promoters once saw Renton as the future site of great industrial development. This illustration was in advertising literature about 1910. The artist conceived a line of piers along the lake front and vessels entering the Cedar River. Steamers and sailing vessels were shown on Lake Washington. – Courtesy Renton Chamber of Commerce.

Promoters once saw Renton as the future site of great industrial development. This illustration was in advertising literature about 1910. The artist conceived a line of piers along the lake front and vessels entering the Cedar River. Steamers and sailing vessels were shown on Lake Washington. –Courtesy Renton Chamber of Commerce.

The man who has lived in Renton longer than any other person—John E. Hayes, 13612 S.E. 128th St—well remembers the day in December, 1897, when the first standard-gauge train reached the town. He ought to; he was firing the engine.

The Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad had bought the narrow-gauge coal line of the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad and extended it in 1882 to Black Diamond and Franklin. It left Seattle on a right-of-way shared with the Northern Pacific, a third rail being laid to accommodate the narrow-gauge cars bound for Renton. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 18, 1928

Vacationist may find ideal spot less than hour’s drive from Seattle—if he looks closely

Try to paint this picture. Lovely Lake Sawyer is one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Northwest. Less than an hour’s drive from Seattle, Lake Sawyer is ideal for an afternoon outing and picnic. Lake Sawyer Paradise, under the direction of Mrs. Anita Campbell, is one of the very fine resorts situated on the shores of the lake, splendidly equipped with cottages, boats, canoes, picnic groves, and other essentials to a delightful vacation.

Try to paint this picture. Lovely Lake Sawyer is one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Northwest. Less than an hour’s drive from Seattle, Lake Sawyer is ideal for an afternoon outing and picnic. Lake Sawyer Paradise, under the direction of Mrs. Anita Campbell, is one of the very fine resorts situated on the shores of the lake, splendidly equipped with cottages, boats, canoes, picnic groves, and other essentials to a delightful vacation.

No wonder the Eastern visitor to the Northwest exclaims at the wonderful scenery and wealth of lakes and rivers that abound here. It is beyond the understanding of most of us who have lived here for the greater part of our lives.

The outstanding feature, according to some of the tourists is the places in which one will find a bevy of lakes. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, August 15, 1920

Seattle motorists afforded opportunity to enjoy big variety of scenery and save on their gasoline

Pretty little resort welcomes all guests

Times’ tours party takes trip and writer describes routes and what may be seen at end of journey

These photographs show the beauties of Green River Gorge, within easy reach of motorists from Seattle. 1—Placid Deep Lake on the way to the gorge. 2—The turbulent river far below the steel bridge across the gorge. 3—The swift-moving river, perpetual agent of erosion, works its way in the gorge ever deeper and deeper between the walls of stone.

These photographs show the beauties of Green River Gorge, within easy reach of motorists from Seattle. 1—Placid Deep Lake on the way to the gorge. 2—The turbulent river far below the steel bridge across the gorge. 3—The swift-moving river, perpetual agent of erosion, works its way in the gorge ever deeper and deeper between the walls of stone.

One of most desirable features of Puget Sound motoring is that within a very short distance of Seattle there are literally dozens of beautiful runs, some long, some short, but all interesting and attractive. (more…)

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