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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Postmarked Washington: Pierce County

Submitted by on March 16, 2011 – 12:23 am2 Comments
Postmarked Washington: Pierce County

Postmarked Washington: Pierce County, by Guy Reed Ramsey

Postmarked Washington: Pierce County by Guy Reed Ramsey, is a collection of post office history.  Mr. Ramsey devoted 29 years to tracking down information on every post office in Washington. (When you see the amount of detail in this book, you’ll wonder if Ramsey’s devotion bordered on obsession.)

The details in this 123-page book, however, are fascinating. For example, Paradise Inn on Mount Rainier used to have a post office from 1928 to 1961. Clay City, a settlement that formed around a brickyard outside Eatonville, also had it’s own post office from November 18, 1908 until it was discontinued in 1922.

You can find used copies on Amazon.com. It’s also available at the Eatonville Library.

Published in 1981 by the Washington State Historical Society.

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