Memorial set for Newcastle legend Milt Swanson

January 21, 2014

NEW — 10:45 p.m. Jan. 21, 2014

Milt Swanson

Milt Swanson

A memorial service for community treasure Milt Swanson is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at Renton’s Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home.

The Newcastle Historical Society announced that founding member and local legend Swanson died Jan. 20.

Greenwood is at 350 Monroe Ave. N.E. Following the funeral service Swanson will be interred at Mount Olivet. A reception will be held at Regency Newcastle, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, immediately after.

Swanson, who was born and raised in Newcastle, spent all of his 95 years living in the same area, 90 of which were in the same company house that still stands at the edge of town near the Cougar Mountain trailhead. Read more

Newcastle legend Milt Swanson passes away

January 21, 2014

NEW — 10:55 a.m. Jan. 21, 2014

Milt Swanson

Milt Swanson

The Newcastle Historical Society announced that founding member and local legend Milt Swanson died Jan. 20.

Swanson, who was born and raised in Newcastle, spent all of his 95 years living in the same area, 90 of which were in the same company house that still stands at the edge of town near the Cougar Mountain trailhead.

He knew more about the city’s vast coal-mining history than anyone, because he actually lived it. He worked in the mines as his father and grandfather did before him. Read more