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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Elbe Bridge – 1915

Submitted by on April 24, 2011 – 4:09 pm10 Comments
Levi Engel blacksmith shop Elbe, WA ca 1915

Levi Engel blacksmith shop Elbe, WA ca 1915

These are great shots of the Elbe bridge taken around 1915.  In the first photo, the building next to the bridge is Levi Engel’s blacksmith shop.

Levi would have been an interesting guy to know. He was also a photographer, Elbe’s justice of the peace, and edited the Elbe Union for a time.

In the second photo you can also see the Sachs residence. In 1900 Weyerhaeuser started buying up timber from settlers and Adam Sachs happened to own a lot of the timber around Elbe.

Elbe bridge & Sachs home, ca 1915

Elbe bridge & Sachs home, ca 1915

Mr. Sachs brought over the Corduroy Mashell Mt. Road the first logging and mill machinery and started the first logging with his crew at Elbe in 1902 and soon had a mill in operation. History of Southeastern Pierce County

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