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, July 4 1904

Submitted by on July 3, 2011 – 4:32 pmNo Comment
Elbe July 4, 1904

Elbe July 4, 1904

This shot if from the 1904 July 4th celebrations in Elbe. Back then the town was a little more built up.

The population list for Elbe in 2000 was only 21 people.

Historical Fact (taken from Wikipedia): Elbe used to be called Brown’s Junction, but the post office wanted a shorter name. The settlers met and decided to honor the pioneer settler Henry C. Lutkens who had come from the valley of the “Elbe” in Germany.

I’ve always wondered what other names were batted around at that meeting. Maybe Lutkenberg?

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