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The fire clay discovery

Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 22, 1889

Several more claims filed, a find of galena ore

Mr. James W. Bird, engineer of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, and four others have located mining claims in township 21, range 6 east, between Black Diamond and Franklin, in which are situated four veins of fire clay, which have recently been discovered there. 315 more words

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Fire destroys southern Alberta house under construction

An early morning fire destroyed a house under construction just east of Okotoks, south of Calgary.

Twenty-five firefighters from the M.D. of Foothills, High River, Okotoks, Black Diamond and Blackie responded to the multi-alarm fire just after 4 a.m. 39 more words

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Extinguished at last: Fire in Black Diamond mine burns no more

Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 20, 1889

The fire which broke out in section 14 of the Black Diamond mine on January 2 has at last been extinguished, through the efforts of… 161 more words

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Massive slide near Cannon Mine bridge

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 17, 2015

By Bill Kombol

Sometime after the closing of the Cannon Mine in 1922, its bridge over the Green River was repurposed to carry piped water to the town of Black Diamond’s water supply facilities. 176 more words

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Cannon Mine in Franklin

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 3, 2015

By Bill Kombol

The Cannon mine in Franklin operated on the Gem and McKay coal seams, both lying on the east side of Green River. 190 more words

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Winter snows cover mine works at Issaquah

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 15, 1923

Though snow covers the tracks over which the mine cars carry their burden of coal to the bunkers, the wintry blasts and zero temperature are not noticed by the men on shift in the gangways and chutes. 69 more words

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At Your Service

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 15, 1922

Last week I had a number of the boys ask me about a baseball league composed of our different camps. 559 more words

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