Fw: Franklin Coal MIne


From: MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:11 PM
To: sherrie.evans@... <sherrie.evans@...>
Subject: Re: Franklin Coal MIne
Ooops, should have gone into the archives instead of the editor.  Here you go:

Part II—Fire Spreads Death in Franklin Mine By MaryLynn Strickland By 1894 the miners of Franklin were working side by side—people who...

Grandma worked on the railroad. No, that’s not a typo. Grandma worked on the railroad. No, not a cushy desk job! My grandmother, Mary Grady, of Ravensdale, Washington, at age 40, went to work on an all-woman railroad section gang and worked eight hours a day doing back-breaking manual labor.

  by Katie Hanzeli “If it wasn’t for coal, there never would have been a Black Diamond, Washington.” 1 About 1885, the Black Diamond ...

From: sherrie.evans@... <sherrie.evans@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:21 PM
To: 'MARYLYNN STRICKLAND' <mlstrick2@...>
Subject: RE: Franklin Coal MIne

When I click the links I just get this page?? Which is taking me to this url:




Sherrie Evans
po Box 84
Black Diamond, WA 98010


From: MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:43 AM
To: Sherrie Evans <sherrie.evans@...>
Subject: Franklin Coal MIne


Hi Sherrie,


Here are links to a couple blogs that I have written about Franklin.  I don't pretend to be an expert at all but have been interested in it for many years.





I still have a manila folder full of newspaper articles and other research collected over the last 30 or 40 years.  I don't believe anyone has set about researching the genealogy of any of the black miners and that might be very interesting.


MaryLynn Strickland