WHEN COAL WAS KING: June 24, 1909 photo of the Coal Creek mine

This June 24, 1909 photo of the Coal Creek mine appeared on page 77 of Richard and Lucile McDonald’s book “The Coals of Newcastle.”...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Abandoned 3,000-ton bunker of the Issaquah Coal Company in 1909

Coal mining was an up and down industry. Booming one year and bust the next. This 1909 photo shows the abandoned 3,000-ton bunker of...

WHEN KING WAS COAL: Mine #11

By the time famed photographer, Asahel Curtis came to Black Diamond on June 22, 1925 to take this photo, Mine #11 was almost ready...

WHEN KING WAS COAL: John Costanich was the son of a coal mine

John Costanich was the son of a coal miner.  His father, Bartal Jacob Kostanic (original spelling before emigrating from Croatia) worked for the South...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Cherokee Bay Resort

This 1939 summer photo by Roger Dudley shows the Cherokee Bay resort on Pipe Lake. To the left is the trading post, which sold...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: 1939 Cherokee Bay Resort

As noted last week, this connected water body in west Maple Valley was originally known as Pipe Lake. Around 1920, the eastern “puff of...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: 1934 Lake Lucerne – Bicycle Boat

The earliest name of this resort was “Lake Lucerne and Pipe Lake” but in time each lake would boast its own private park. The...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: 1934 Log Bridge between Pipe Lake & Lake Lucerne

Two of the lesser known lakes in south King County are Pipe Lake and Lake Lucerne. Technically they are only one water body connected by...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: Interior of Store at Bayne

This unused postcard photo shows the interior of the Carbon Coal & Clay Company’s general store in the old town of Bayne. It was...

WHEN COAL WAS KING: 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...

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