Bruckner Home 1939

This log-style dwelling once stood at the current site of Eagle Creek Park in the Morganville section of Black Diamond, located at 23902 Roberts...

Aaberg Fuel Company

This photo of the Aaberg Fuel Company was taken in December 1949. Their fuel yard was located between East Bay Street and the Puyallup...

BD Labor Day 1907

BD Labor Day 1907 – Labor Day celebrations as shown here in Black Diamond, date to the holiday’s establishment by federal law in 1894....

Mine Rescue and First Aid

Last week’s column featured a photo of the Newcastle team at the Western Washington Mine Rescue and First Aid Meet held in Carbonado on...

John Baima stands on the porch of Newcastle House #75, in this May 1983...

John Baima stands on the porch of Newcastle House #75, in this May 1983 photo by Vic Condiotty. This little house, long associated with...

Black Diamond volunteers working on the west side of the river

Last month, this column featured a photo of civil-defense volunteers adding planking to the Franklin No. 12 mine bridge, which spanned the Green River....

This image shows 18 coal miners and one horse at the entrance to the...

  In 1881 Charles Hiram Burnett was prospecting along South Prairie Creek with his mules, “Hiram” and “Nellie” when he discovered a seam of coal. He...

1910 image shows three men standing in front of locomotive #3008 in Lester

As noted in prior columns, Lester was a railroad town in the upper Green River Valley, on the Stampede Pass line of the Northern...

Howard Hanson Dam

Our seven-week series of columns focusing on the old town of Lester fittingly come to a close with this April 2013 photo of the...

Black Diamond in 1946

With Black Diamond poised for significant residential growth in the coming years, it’s interesting to see the town as it was in 1946. This...
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