GRG MaidofMist&LookoutHouse-Ellis3518-JCCooper

Since the invention of the camera in the 1830s, photography has been a tool to capture visual history for future generations. In the 1920s,...

Underground coal mines could be cramped spaces

Underground coal mines could be cramped spaces. Frank Burkelza is shown operating an electric haulage motor, while the legs of John Babcanik are visible...

Morgan W. Morgan – Machinist

In the early years of Black Diamond there were two men with similar names: Morgan Morgans and Morgan Morgan. One was the mine superintendent...

Early in the life of the Burnett mine

Last week’s column painted a brief history of the South Prairie Coal Company later known as the Burnett mine. While not much is known...

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...

John Davies Candy Store

Everyone remembers the candy store of their youth. Many a little boy and girl have stared through windows looking upon sweet pleasures – tightly...

Briquet Plant, Renton

For most readers, briquets (or briquettes) are the charcoal variety, for decades a staple of outdoor barbecues before the widespread introduction of gas grills....

Two coal miners of Croatian descent are shown drilling 800 feet underground in the...

In this April 1974 photo by Barry Kombol, two coal miners of Croatian descent are shown drilling 800 feet underground in the gangway of...

Rosyln No. 9 Coal Mine

The most productive coal mines in Washington were those located in Roslyn, now home to a posh housing development and resort called Suncadia. It...
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