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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The Deans & Their Bear Cub

Submitted by on June 12, 2011 – 3:42 pm4 Comments
George, Rose and Daisy Dean (and cub)

George, Rose and Daisy Dean (and cub)

Who said pioneers didn’t have pets. Up in the tree the Deans seem to have adopted a cub. Actually, that’s not a pet, it’s a prop that the photographer used. (You may spot it in other Dean photos as well.)

This shot from the History of Pierce County shows pioneer George Dean, his mother Rose and Daisy Dean (Daisy is Eveyln Guske’s mom).

George Dean purchased 160 acres in 1890 near Kreger Lake. From the sounds of it, Rose had some strong opinions and she and Daisy didn’t get along (Per Firm Foundation) and this pictures seems to confirm it.

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