When Coal Was King: Dick Craine & Half-Wolf Dog, circa 1901

He could have been known as the Buffalo Bill Cody of the Northwest. And for a short time Captain Dick Craine told his tales...

Black Diamond Ladies Basketball circa 1901

Black Diamond Ladies Basketball circa 1901

When Coal Was King: Green River at Eagle Gorge ca. 1911

As noted in last week’s column, 1911 was a pivotal year for water resources in King and Pierce Counties.  That November, heavy rains caused...
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When Coal Was King: Tacoma’s Green River Lower Headworks ca. 1911

The year 1911 was a significant one in the history of early attempts to tame the Cedar, Green, and White Rivers for water supplies...

Maple Valley Community Club Building Still Standing

Maple Valley Community Club Building Still Standing

Shaft Entrance in Franklin on Feb. 19, 1902

Shaft Entrance in Franklin on Feb. 19, 1902

When Coal Was King: James Anderson

James Anderson

Giovanni Francesco Valerio

Giovanni Francesco Valerio

Ravensdale Mine

Ravensdale Mine

The mine shown here under construction in 1926-27 was located one-half mile west of...

The mine shown here under construction in 1926-27 was located one-half mile west of the Jones Road Bridge over the Cedar River
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