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A student engineer’s observation of the New Black Diamond Mine

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, March 1, 1931

By Roy G. Crocker, Jr.

A mine that leaves the impression of good organization, good working conditions and cool efficiency is always a delight to the mining engineer. 823 more words


Well, That's One Way To Ease Pre-class Jitters

A hotel room in Bogata, Colombia looks a lot like a hotel room in Dallas or Charlotte. But, it’s not really the same.

What am I doing here? 602 more words


Tipple and bunkers at New Black Diamond

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 4, 1927

Getting ready for the production of coal on a big scale at the company’s New Black Diamond mine, the work on the tipple and bunkers is fast being rushed to completion. 216 more words


He Was Brilliant At Basketball. Computers? Not So Much.

Hey Rodney, you’re good with computers, right?

I’m okay.

Well, you work for Microsoft don’t you?


Could you come help me fix my computer?

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New Ideas for Thanksgiving Dessert

What better way to end your turkey dinner than with some killer desserts? While we love a classic pumpkin pie, sometimes it’s important to, well, mix it up a bit. 457 more words


Pacific Coast Railroad drop bottom gondola PC 9041


This car was one of 250 cars built for the Great Northern Railway and was used to haul coal and other aggregates. By 1951 the Pacific Coast had become a Great Northern operating subsidiary and the car was assigned to that King County railway. 287 more words


Holy Family Cemetery at Krain: Feast of All Saints celebrated on November 1

Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Fall 2013

By Ken Jensen

Cemeteries are spooky on Halloween, for sure, but what about the day after? Not so much, especially if you make the trek to the Holy Family Cemetery at Krain, just 8 miles south of Black Diamond, for the Feast of All Saints. 305 more words