• Centralia, WA Boiler Explosion, Jan 1930 GenDisasters

    EXPLOSION OF BOILER PROVES FATAL -- GUS DENT IS VICTIM. YOUNG GUARD OFFICER AND FORMER HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE KILLED BY BLAST. GUS DENT, well known young Centralian, was killed this morning when a boiler exploded at the plant of

  • Washington State leaves coal behind, but not its ers

    Jan 04, 2018· The massive coal plant near Centralia, Washington has been the communities’ biggest employer since 1971 as well as the state’s biggest pollution source. The 1340 megawatt plant, owned by the Canadian company TransAlta, is responsible for 70 percent of the state

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  • Coal, Metallic and Mineral Resources WA DNR

    Mining of coal and metallic minerals in Washington began in the mid to late 1800s. Coal production in Washington hit a high in 2003 with an estimated total production of 6,232,000 short tons, yet production ceased in 2006. Metals mining during the same general time period occurred on both sides of the Cascade divide, but was largely concentrated in the northeastern portion of

  • Coal in the Puget Sound Region HistoryLink

    Jan 31, 2003· Nevertheless, Washington state's last underground coal mine, Rogers No. 3 Mine at Ravensdale (near Black Diamond) in King County, closed in December 1974. With miners and retired miner gathered around, the portal was dynamited shut at 2:30 p.m. on December 17, 1975. Coal continued to be mined in Washington for the massive power plant at Centralia.

  • Hydropower Program Bureau of Reclamation

    Feb 03, 2016· 1930: Federal Power Act revised, independent full-time Federal Power Commission established. 1931: Construction begins, Boulder (later Hoover) Dam, Colorado River, Arizona-Nevada. 1933: Tennessee Valley Authority Act. 1933: Construction begins, Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia River, Washington. 1935

  • Tennessee Valley Authority Wikipedia

    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933, to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.Senator George W. Norris (R-Nebraska) was a strong sponsor of

  • Whatcom County -- Thumbnail History HistoryLink

    But coal mining declined from a high of 500 tons of coal a day to 50 or 60 tones a day in 1917. Like many mining concerns, it became a losing proposition. Yet when it closed, another mine, the Bellingham Coal Mine, opened on the northern end of the bay towns. This firm produced coal until 1954.

  • 1930 Disasters Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Tornadoes

    Port Washington, WI Drowning Rescue, Aug 1930. Portales, NM Fatal House Fire, Aug 1930. Portland, OR Woman Struck by Freight Train, Sept 1930 PA Paper Mill Explosion, Feb 1930. Richmond, TX Auto Wreck, Sept 1930. Robertson's Flat, CA mine fire, Jul 1930 Browse by State AL AK AR AZ

  • Coal Culture Timeline Coal Culture Projects Special

    Declaring a state of emergency, county sheriffs (throughout Central Pennsylvania) issue sweeping proclamations that amount to martial law. Coal operators impose curfews on miners living in company towns. Clearfield County's proclamation is not lifted until 1930.

  • Mason County -- Thumbnail History HistoryLink

    The Washington State Patrol then sited its academy nearby and the local economy began to diversify. New Rules. In the 1980s, the business of Mason County shifted dramatically. Simpson had closed the Shelton pulp mill in 1957 and its Insulating Board Plant in 1974 because of pollution problems. The ply mill ceased production.

  • History of Coal Hill (Mount Washington)

    Nov 13, 2018· Geological Origins of “Coal Hill” The origin of Mount Washington, or Coal Hill, goes back to a period of time known as the Taconic Orogeny.The unusual exposed coal deposits along Pittsburgh’s Coal Hill were the result of tremendous shifts in the earth’s

  • Isaakson’s Sawmill, Redmond, Washington Pacific

    Oct 20, 2013· October 19th, 2013 In unincorporated King County, eight miles east of Redmond, Washington, along State Route 202 (Redmond-Fall City Road) there exists a sawmill that has been in existence at this location since 1936. This sawmill was established by Henry Isaacson, a log truck driver, businessman, and opportunist. Isaakson’s mill is still in

  • Logging in Lewis Co., Washington

    Mar 04, 2016· The logging industry has played a significant role in Lewis County's economy since the late 1800s. The establishment of logging camps and saw mills brought in migrants from around the country, particularly from West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and other eastern states.

  • Circa 1930 City Directories Availe at NARA National

    Aug 15, 2016· Circa 1930 City Directories Availe at NARA. Updated September 7, 2002. Part I: Introduction. This page lists microfilmed city directories availe at National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20408-0001, and at Regional Facilities in major cities around the country. This microfilm is NOT availe for sale from NARA.

  • Yesler, Henry L. (1810-1892) HistoryLink

    Before the mill equipment arrived, Yesler had built his famous log cookhouse, a "low, long, rambling affair without architectural pretentions" near shore on the south side of his panhandle (History of Seattle, Washington, 83). It at once became the focus of the settlers' social and civic activities, hosting Seattle's first sermon (by Catholic

  • The Columbia River "A Photographic Journey" "Penny

    The early 1900s was the "Golden Age of Postcards", with the "Penny Postcard" being a popular way to send greetings to family and friends. Penny Postcards today show us a snapshot of history, as seen in these views along the Columbia River. The trail follows that of Lewis and Clark from the Tri-Cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland, Sacajawea State Park at the mouth of the Snake River, down

  • IPUMS USA 1930 Enumerator Instructions

    1930 Census: Enumerator Instructions. Go Back to Enumeration Instructions Index. PLACE OF ABODE. 114. Column 1. Street, avenue, road, etc.-This column applies to cities and all other localities where the streets or roads are known by names or numbers or letters.Write the name of the street, avenue, court, place, alley, or road lengthwise, in the manner shown on the illustrative example.

  • A History of Kittitas County

    At the turn of the century, several large coal concerns were mining in excess of a million tons of coal annually. Production peaked in the 1920s as companies introduced modern exs, loaders and conveyors, and electric locomotives. Mining subsided in the face of competition from oil in the 1930s.

  • Ghost town of Coal Creek Newcastle coal mines King

    Newcastle-Coal Creek was a coal mining town in south King County Washington established in the 1870's after coal was discovered along Coal Creek in 1863. By 1876 the Newcastle mines produced 400 tons of coal a day and employed 250 men. The largest of these was the Ford Slope mine which descended 1740 feet to 200 feet below sea level.

  • Bellingham -- Thumbnail History HistoryLink

    The school continued to expand, and in 1961 it became Western Washington State College. It’s been Western Washington University since 1977. Today, Western Washington is a highly ranked public university with about 13,000 undergraduate students in many majors. A Thriving Town. During the early part of the twentieth century, Bellingham boomed.

  • Centralia -- Thumbnail History HistoryLink

    Feb 12, 2008· Sources: Richard Bellon, The Chehalis People, 3rd ed. (Oakville, WA: Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Indian Reservation, 2001); Betty Ellen Benedict, "Early Travel," in Centralia: The First Fifty Years, 1845-1900 compiled by Herndon Smith (Centralia: The Daily Chronicle and F. H. Cole Printing Co., 1942), 21, 27; Lucile Berberich, "The George L. Waunch Family," in Centralia: The First