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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Hiking at Mountain — in dresses

Submitted by on July 29, 2011 – 2:37 pm2 Comments
Marie Lutkins Drussel (in white hat) with friends on a Mt. Rainier glacier

Marie Lutkens Drussel (in white hat) with friends on a Mt. Rainier glacier

Who says you need fancy hiking gear for climbing around on glaciers. These women were doing it wearing dresses and carrying nothing more than walking sticks around 1910.

The woman in the white hat is Marie Lutkens Drussel. Her dad Henry Lutkens, an original settler in Elbe, who helped build the Lutkens Hotel with Chas. Lutkens in 1894.

The hotel was a log building with an enormous porch that ran the length of the building and tourists could relax and watch the Nisqually River flow by.

Henry Lutkens, was quite the fisherman and kept the hotel well stocked in trout from the Nisqually.

Lutkens Hotel, built in 1894

Lutkens Hotel, built in 1894

Photos courtesy of the Eatonville Historical Society.

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