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 School 1896

Submitted by on October 20, 2011 – 9:00 amNo Comment
First half of the Eble school

First half of the Eble school

The Elbe Union paper reported the following regarding School District #74

For the month ending June 12, 1896
Enrolled – 9
Days taught – 20
Days absent – .5 day
Tardiness – 0
Percent in attendance  – 99.70%
Those neither absent nor tardy during the month were:
Lee Comstock
Georgia Comstock
Otto Selle
Clara Lutkens
Mary Lutkens
Amelia Selle
Fred Weiland
Cora Hill
Chas. Weiland
Janet Judson, teacher

Elbe School after it was enlarged.

Elbe School after it was enlarged.

Images courtesy of Pat Van Eaton, Gary and Debbie Saint, and information contained in The History of Tacoma area.

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