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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Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (first set)

Submitted by on April 5, 2011 – 5:41 am7 Comments

Every time I drive up Canyon Road I wonder what it took to carve a road out of side of a rock wall. And how hard would that be back in 1920 when the road was built?

It took a lot of strong men, hard work, what would today be considered extremely primitive machinery — and explosives.

Here are shots (courtesy of Pat Van Eaton) of the making of Canyon Road.

big bucket

Big Bucket

Machinery on hillside - Canyon Road

Machinery on hillside - Canyon Road

Moving Rock, Canyon Rd.

Moving Rock, Canyon Rd.

Creating Canyon Road

Building Canyon Road

Dropping Dirt

Dropping Dirt

Torger Peterson, McDowell and grandson at the Canyon Rd. Building

Torger Peterson, McDowell and grandson at the Canyon Rd. Building

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