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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Robert Fiander’s Passport – 1919

Submitted by on July 28, 2011 – 5:15 pmOne Comment
Robert Fiander passport - 1919 - to visit British Isles

Robert Fiander passport - 1919 - to visit British Isles

Robert Fiander, born 1847, was 71 years old when this passport was issued to visit his sisters in the British Isles.

Detailed Passport
Passports in the early 1900s were a bit more detailed than today. Notice at bottom, left hand corner, the passport includes a hand written physical description — including the shape of  face and nose.

Robert was the first white man to settle in Southern Pierce County and lived up near Swan Lake, behind the Ohop Grange. He still has descendants living in Eatonville the community today.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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