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Black Diamond ready for another Labor Day

Originaly published in the Voice of the Valley, August 22, 1990

By Heather Larson

Soap box rigs will be racing down Lawson Hill, bands will be marching up the Maple Valley Highway and softballs will be flying this weekend as Black Diamond residents take time out for their annual Labor Day Celebration. 171 more words


Black Diamond mines: Memories from Lou Draghi

Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Summer 2011

By Lou Draghi

Black Diamond has been noted for over a century for its abundance and quality of coal. 1,050 more words


The company store

By Ann Steiert

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, February 1994

In almost every story that is written about early company towns such as coal and lumbering towns there is a mention of the company store. 1,068 more words


‘Take out the trash or else,’ orders the Black Diamond Mine Council

By Ken Jensen

Friday in Black Diamond means “Trash Day.” Roll out the garbage can—actually, a curbside collection cart—to the street and a big, noisy truck hauls its contents off to a landfill far, far away. 860 more words


It used to be colder in the winter

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, February 1985

By Diane Olson

“If you think it’s cold now, you should have been here during the winter of …” Stories that begin this way are not tall tales. 657 more words


Memories of Black Diamond

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, October 2005

By Mary (Savicke) Keehner

I was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 27, 1910. I was about 2 when we moved to Black Diamond and lived on Lawson Hill for 23 years. 685 more words