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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07/16/2014

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Erich Eickmeyer

Thank you so much for posting this! My family has lived in Lake Sawyer Estates (on the former site of the mill) since 1991, and we've always been fascinated with figuring out the history of this area. Up until I found this post (http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?35223-Lake-Sawyer-Lumber-Co-Stampede-Line), we had no idea what had been here before the houses were built. My family and I would also be curious as to any accidents that may have happened pertaining to the mill or railroad.

This also explains the mysterious railroad spike we found in our back yard. Sadly, it has since been misplaced. Additionally, any sign of the rail line has disappeared as a result of the development right around here, especially since our house is likely built in the middle of what may have been a rail line.

Again, thank you. I hope to see more information about this in the future!

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