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100 years on the Plateau | Palmer Coking Coal
Sixty years ago there were only four buildings in all of the Four Corners area north of Black Diamond: the Junevitch tavern and behind it the Junevitch sawmill, both on the northwest corner, the Guy and Myrtle Belleman gas station and lunch counter on the southeast corner, and the Palmer Coking Coal Company office shown in the background of this photo on the northeast corner, where a Fred Meyer store recently opened.
This early 1950s photo was taken as part of a tour for members of the Renton Housing Authority, one of PCC’s customers. From left are: Tom Dobson, Roe Carl, Ralph Dean, John H. Morris, (unknown), Jack A. Morris, Roy Danielson, (unknown), (unknown). The PCCC building was converted to a series of restaurants before being torn down to make way for the widening of State Route 169.
This photo comes courtesy of the archives of Palmer Coking Coal where you can view other historic photos at www.palmercc.com or on the company’s Facebook page.