Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments

Locals know Barney’s Corner as a gas station, but early on it was much, much more.
I believe this matchbook cover comes from around the 1940s. Back then there was food and dance.
Barney was Keith Malcom’s brother …

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Building the Swanson Airport – 1952

Submitted by on March 14, 2011 – 3:34 pmOne Comment
Swanson Airfield construction

Loggers at work building the airport in 1952

Roy Swanson provided these pictures of the local loggers clearing the land and building the Swanson airport. Roy believes the pictures were originally Bud Blancher’s.

(Just lick on the image to enlarge.)

All the men volunteered their machines and time.  Even more astounding, the 1,850 runway took them just a little over two weeks to build.

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