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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