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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, March 29, 1972

The King County Council has directed the Environmental Development Commission and the Department of Planning to study the eastern portion of the county to enable the establishment of an updated zoning code.

This area has been divided up and Black Diamond and Maple Valley have been lumped together for study and presentation. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, March 24, 1976

Forty-nine new homes in the Greater Maple Valley area are planned to be built on 48 acres on the southwest side of the Cedar River, downstream from the Landsburg County Park, the Voice has learned.

The project will be called the Cedar Bend Housing Development and a hearing will be held on April 20 at the King County Courthouse. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, February 20, 1927

Three towns will be served by splendid structure in Union District on Cedar River

The photograph shows the new $65,000 structure in which a Taylor-Hobart-Maplevalley union high school will open tomorrow, and Earl D. Bonham, superintendent of the district.

The photograph shows the new $65,000 structure in which a Taylor-Hobart-Maplevalley union high school will open tomorrow, and Earl D. Bonham, superintendent of the district.

Like a youngster who appears wearing his first long trousers, the Seattle community shows its rapid growth by definite new things. Just as such a boy surprises you some morning, so do pleasant surprises like the new Union High School at Maplevalley, hit the observer with not unpleasant frequency.

The Tahoma High School opens tomorrow in a $65,000 building a mile east of Maplevalley, and twenty-nine miles from downtown Seattle.

All that region, which is tapped by the Cedar River, along which is a paved road almost to the town of Maplevalley, is on the rise. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, February 16, 1927

Residents of Hobart and Taylor join in dedication of Union High for district

Five hundred residents of Maple Valley, Hobart, and Taylor last night joined in a program dedicating the $65,000 high school building at Maple Valley.

A.S. Burrows of Seattle, King County superintendent of schools, reminded the audience of the development which had taken place in their communities since he first made his way by trails and poor roads to visit schools there. He lauded the people for keeping step with this development by organizing the Tahoma Union High School District and erecting the building. (more…)

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Originally published in the Tacoma News Tribune, November 20, 1966

By Rod Cardwell

Picturesque Maple Valley viewed from Echo Lake Cutoff to Snoqualmie Pass Highway; Boeing expansion spells rapid growth for Cedar River area. – Photos by TNT’s Bob Rudsit.

Picturesque Maple Valley viewed from Echo Lake Cutoff to Snoqualmie Pass Highway; Boeing expansion spells rapid growth for Cedar River area. – Photos by TNT’s Bob Rudsit.

MAPLE VALLEY, King County — Born 70 years ago in Italy, an ex-barber named Joe Mezzavilla still makes wine for his own table and is quite particular and uses only the best grapes from California.

And it is obviously a good medicine because he is a fine figure of a man, tall and erect … and with a full head of Latin-dark hair streaked with distinguished gray.

He has no use for most store-bought wines. In the accent of his native Venice, he explains, “I’m a make mine with a no sugar, no fortified stuff.” (more…)

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Originally published in the MVHS newsletter, The Bugle, October 1991

(Some of the old-timers of Maple Valley have been asked to write down recollections of earlier days. Most of what I recall is family history and there are times I cannot trust my memory. Also, much of it reflects a child’s point of view. Even my sister Ruth and I have entirely different recollections.)Inez (Williams) Merritt

1927 Tahoma High School. Inez Williams is in the second row, fourteenth from the left. (Courtesy Maple Valley Historical Society.)

1927 Tahoma High School. Inez Williams is in the second row, fourteenth from the left. (Courtesy Maple Valley Historical Society.)

My father, Roger Williams, became disabled in the summer of 1925 with what was diagnosed as inflammatory rheumatism. He was staying with relatives in Renton and mother had to cope with running the farm and an infant daughter born April 8th (Ruth).

Jean was 15 years old and I was 10 years old. We were able to do the everyday chores but the haying was beyond our capabilities.

One warm day in July, a parade of teams (horses) and wagons of all sizes and description came through the front gate and up to the barn.

These were neighbors who cheerfully gave up a day’s work on their own farms to give us a hand. There was even a team of mules among the others. It is the hardest job anyone would want to do and the hot, dry days of summer make it even worse. (more…)

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Proposed land plan — The new guidelines of the Maple Valley Area Council envision three land-use planning zones, indicated by the large numbers on the above map.<br /> Zone 1, west of Highway 169, is recommended for new single family lots on one acre, with exceptions down to one-half acre.<br /> Zone 2, between Highway 169 and the northeast bluffs of the Cedar River (shaded areas), remains open for determination as to new lot sizes.<br /> Zone 3, north and east of the Cedar River bluffs, is recommended for new single family lots of from three to five acres.<br /> Dotted lines are the boundaries of the Tahoma School District. (Map and topographical information below courtesy of Corff and Shapiro, Seattle.)

Proposed land plan — The new guidelines of the Maple Valley Area Council envision three land-use planning zones, indicated by the large numbers on the above map.
Zone 1, west of Highway 169, is recommended for new single family lots on one acre, with exceptions down to one-half acre.
Zone 2, between Highway 169 and the northeast bluffs of the Cedar River (shaded areas), remains open for determination as to new lot sizes.
Zone 3, north and east of the Cedar River bluffs, is recommended for new single family lots of from three to five acres.
Dotted lines are the boundaries of the Tahoma School District. (Map and topographical information below courtesy of Corff and Shapiro, Seattle.)

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, October 25, 1977

Two hearings for preliminary plats and planned unit developments will be heard before the Zoning and Subdivision Examiner for the King County Council on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Room 402 of the King County Courthouse. (more…)

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