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

« Lake Sawyer Otters Update | Main | Return to Jellum & The Royal Reward Mine »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)