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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Ashford Girls Give Sewing Demo (1945)

Submitted by on October 15, 2011 – 10:37 pmOne Comment
Ashford School Girls, 1945

Ashford School Girls, 1945

This little piece ran in the November, 1945 Eatonville Dispatch. The article is interesting because is talks about the Ashford public school.  It must have been a rather small school though because the Home Economics class consisted of four girls: Evelyn Akers, Patricia Balch, Nadine Reese and Audrey Straws.

Sewing in the 40s
Interesting fact: In the 1940s the WPA (Works Projects Administration) created sewing projects where women produced clothing which was distributed to the poor.

Image courtesy of Dispatch.

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