Lake Washington Co. opens a coal mine at Newcastle in 1867.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 11/04/1998
  • Essay 173

During 1867, the Lake Washington Company opens the first coal mine at Newcastle. Newcastle is located in King County east of Lake Washington and south of present-day Bellevue.

During the year, the company mined 150 tons of coal.


F. E. Melder, "History of the Discoveries and Physical Development of the Coal Industry in the State of Washington," Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 2 (1938), 154.

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