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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12/13/2012

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William Ross Clarke

My Grandfather Ross E. Clarke did some logging as a young man on Vashon Island for Pope and Talbot to suppley their Port Gamble mill. As a gradeschooler I learned how to use a double bitted axe and fall a small tree with a one or 2 man "misery" whip. Granddad had picked up saw filing as a young man and had a filing jig set up between 2 trees in the yard. His sawa and axes were always razor sharp.

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