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Bank hit hard in Nortonville fire

NORTONVILLE, Kan. (KSNT) — On Saturday, fire crews were still trying to determine the cause of Friday afternoon’s major fire in downtown Nortonville.

The fire was reported to have begun in the middle of a row of buildings, and a restaurant appears to have suffered major damage. 63 more words


Clarissa Davis: First woman in Black Diamond

Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Fall 2013

By JoAnne Matsumura

Like many of those first arrivals in Black Diamond, Clarissa Stevens Davis came from Nortonville, California. 280 more words


The days of Morgan Morgans

By C. William Thorndale

“Washington’s Green River Coal Co., 1880-1970,” Master’s Thesis, University of Washington, 1965

Note: Morgan Morgans was the superintendant who came from Nortonville, California, with the settlers who came north in 1882. 416 more words


The town that moved 900 miles

Originally published in the The Seattle Times, November 20, 1949

(This is the first of two articles about the mass movement of inhabitants and industry from Nortonville, Calif., and the mass migration of its industry and inhabitants in the 1880s to establish the King County coal-mining town of Black Diamond.) 1,153 more words


Memories of mommas

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, May 1984

By Diane Olson

It happened at a Black Diamond PTA meeting, back in the ‘20s. Dora Shafer… 1,223 more words


Mayor declares 1982 as Centennial Year

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 3, 1982

By Diane Olson

Carl Steiert, president of the Black Diamond Historical Society, and Mayor… 519 more words