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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Van Eaton Chevrolet – 1946

Submitted by on May 17, 2011 – 5:59 pm4 Comments
Van Eaton Chev ca 1946 — Building #1

Van Eaton Chev ca 1946 — Building #1

You probably know it better today as Sorensen’s — the automobile repair shop on Mashell. But it was built back in around 1946 and was known as Van Eaton’s Chevrolet. Here are few number of pictures of its building and finished product.

The people in the snow in the last photo are Roy Mack and on the left and Bill Brainard on the right.

Photos Courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

Click on images to enlarge.

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #2

Building Van Eaton Chev #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #3

Building Van Eaton Chev #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #4

Building Van Eaton Chev #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #5

Building Van Eaton Chev #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #6

Building Van Eaton Chev #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #7

Building Van Eaton Chev #7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #8

Building Van Eaton Chev #8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #9

Building Van Eaton Chev #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #10

Building Van Eaton Chev #10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #11

Building Van Eaton Chev #11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Van Eaton Chev #12

Building Van Eaton Chev #12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Eaton Chevrolet - Snow storm #1

Van Eaton Chevrolet – Snow storm #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Eaton Chevrolet - Snow storm #3

Van Eaton Chevrolet – Snow storm #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Eaton Chevrolet - Snow storm #4

Van Eaton Chevrolet – Snow storm #4

4 Comments »

  • Jim Van Eaton says:

    I’m sad that Van Eaton Chevrolet is gone. We are the Van Eaton’s from Michigan and visited in 2000 and the folks were very nice. I’ve since worn out the license plate frame that they gave me. I got lots of comments from friends about where I got the custom frame, but told them that it’s just a family thing. BTW TC was my grand father Clyde Van Eaton’s uncle. He passed in 2003 2 weeks past his 100 birthday.

    • dimettler says:

      Actually, if you come by town again sometime, the building looks almost identical — there’s just a new sign out front. Glad to have you join the blog! Heck, we’ll have to see if there are any more license plates out there. 🙂

  • The people in snow storm #4 L to R are Roy Mack & Bill Brainard

    • Pat Scott (nee Van Eaton) says:

      My maiden name was Pat Van Eaton. We are the Van Eatons from Michigan although my father, Clyde Van Eaton, was from Osakis, Minnesota. He went to Michigan as a young man. One of my sisters asked if I had posted this. Nice to meet another Pat Van Eaton.

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