Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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Bernie McKinney

I grew up in Auburn Washington. My fathers brothers all lived around Pacific Beach Washington where all the very large Red Cedar was harvested at that time. We always had "shake bolts" in our back yard. they were so straight of grain you could slice off a pencil thin piece.


Thanks Bernie for sharing. Shingles from second growth don't seem to last very long these days.

Donna Foley

I was fascinated to find your post, especially the last two pictures. I am the only great grandchild of John Winston. I am also a genealogist and the family historian. I have other pictures of the shingle mill and I can tell you who a number of the people are in the pictures. I stumbled across your paper looking for a photo of their shingle house which I last saw surrounded by modern homes in the 1980s and I didn't know if it still exists. The roofing and siding was all shingles.

Craig Goodwin

Thank you Donna. I haven't run across a photo from the 1980's that you mentioned. Sounds like a great house.

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