The Town of Bayne

Among the many towns lost through the fog of time is Bayne. It was located about one mile northeast of Cumberland and named for George...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Black Diamond loses its only bank when Columbia Bank closes...

Yet another chapter turns on August 2ndas Black Diamond loses its only bank when Columbia Bank closes the branch it opened in 1998. The...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Taylor WA, Oct 1944, Eng. #15 – J.M.

By late 1944, Taylor was resigned to its fate – to die and become a Ghost Town. Taylor was founded in 1893 when Arthur...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Gaffney’s Lake Wilderness

Gaffney’s Lake Wilderness became one of the most popular destinations in south King County after acquiring McKinney’s and Diekman’s resorts and combining the three...

WHEN KING WAS COAL: Flying Trapeze

When patrons at Gaffney’s Lake Wilderness Resort tired of the Otter Slide, they could always turn their attention to the “Flying Trapeze.” This thrilling...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley

Last week’s column detailed how the widespread introduction of automobiles, plus increased leisure time from the 40-hour work week led to a proliferation of...

Lake Wilderness.

Two developments of the 1890s led to huge growth for destination recreation in the 1920s.The first was the invention of the automobile. In time...

When Coal Was King: Lake Wilderness Park

As summer skies bring warm weather, Lake Wilderness will become a popular destination for family fun. Lake Wilderness Park is a 117-acre gem located...

“WHEN COAL WAS KING” 25619 Lawson Assessor Photos

25619 Lawson Assessor Photos

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Pac Coast Cement Plant – Seattle 1935

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Pac Coast Cement Plant – Seattle 1935
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