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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Before it was Dawn’s Floral, it was Mashell Motors

Submitted by on June 8, 2011 – 8:00 am3 Comments
Exterior of Mashell Motors 1965

Exterior of Mashell Motors 1965

In the 1960s you weren’t getting flowers at Dawn’s Floral, you were getting gas and buying cars.

David Beane says, “My dad, Jim, bought Christensen Motors in 1959. It was a Dodge dealership and gas station on the corner of Mashell and Center [now Sears]. In 1964-1965 he built a brand new building for the dealership on the corner of Washington and Center.”

In 1969 David’s dad was offered a larger dealership in Aberdeen,Wash., and the family moved.

In this second picture of the dealership’s grand opening in 1965, you can see the Dispatch outside the showroom window.

Interior of Showroom on grand opening day.

Interior of Showroom on grand opening day.

 

 

Photos are courtesy of David Beane.

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3 Comments »

  • Rich Williams says:

    Hi David,

    Our family bought cars and gasoline from Jim for years. Jim helped dad put in the control cables and steering assembly in our 1959 Mansfield Hollywood Clipper speed boat. Both our families enjoyed living on Clear Lake. I also worked for Jim selling gasoline to customers on weekends when I was in high school. He was a great guy.

    • David Beane says:

      Rich,
      Like I mentioned in the latest post that Diane put up, with your Dad and aunts, My dad was always talking about your dad. You must have been a few years older than me, but I bet it would have been great to have known you back then.

    • David Beane says:

      Hey Rich,

      Hopefully you get this posting. I did some searching on the internet for the boat your Dad had, and I think I found some pictures, but don’t have a way to forward them to you. If you have a fb page or an Email, let me know. My email is: beaneheads@aol.com or go to my fb page.

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