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 Lumber and Shingle Mill 1904

Submitted by on September 12, 2011 – 5:19 pm4 Comments
Elbe Shingle Co.

Elbe Shingle Co.

This picture looks like a mill that was built yesterday, but the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Mill was built back in 1904 when the Tacoma Eastern Railroad made it all the way up to  Elbe. In fact, you can see the tracks coming right up the door.

The mill was owned by Robert Patton Sr., Robert Williamson, Carl Williamson and C. R. Campbell.

Less than 20 years later, in 1922, the property was destroyed by fire at a loss of $150,000 (about $2 million today). Arson was suspected.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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