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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Shane Riley

"Another rustic building, constructed during that time, had been attached to the side of the O'Farrell Bridge on the Fairfax side. Called a "joint," in Prohibition days, the saloon had done brisk business out of reach of the authorities. An extra car on payday brought lumbermen and roadworkers to the saloon. Usually, most of the men carried bottles of moonshine in their pockets during the day. With the road completed and the bridge opened to public, the owner became concerned about the Feds interfering. Two years later the saloon was torn down." (Carbon River Coal Country, by Nancy irene Hall, pg. 304)

Craig Goodwin

Thanks Shane! Very interesting.

Chris McAfee

Wow! I had no idea about the ‘joint’. So fascinating!!! Thank you for sharing

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