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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Henry and Mathilda Hedborg

Submitted by on October 27, 2011 – 9:09 am2 Comments
Henry and Matilda (Anderson) Hedberg

Mathilda (Anderson) Hedborg and Henry Hedborg

Axel Henry and Mathilda (Anderson) Hedborg were early homesteaders in Alder — you could say they blazed the trail. (They were members of the Pioneer Association of 1928. To be on this roster you had come to the area before 1903.)

In 1889, Henry bought 160 acres about 3 miles outside Alder. He had to clear the land to make space to build a log cabin.  His farm prospered and in 1923 he purchased another 160 acres and Hedborg’s farm was considered one best around.

They had 4 children — Curtis, Helen, Sadie and Ida. You may see Ida’s name come up again. She taught school in Eatonville for  a number of years.

Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis.

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  • Jerry Brashears says:

    Diane, I live on the Hedborg Homestead, yes it; still in the family after all these years, I;m in posession of a great many early photos of the Eatonville Alder area. Leslie Dunlap has taken the project of scanning and presearving them in digital form . I will be at the next school ciriculum meeting in March to make available what we have done. Leslie told me a little about the PBS project and I have quite a few from the Ohop Valley area. Maybe we can touch bases there. Jerry Brashears

    • dimettler says:


      I should be st the March meeting. Would LOVE to get a copy of any of the digital photos you’d like to share with PBS as well as the great community on the website. 🙂 Look forward to meeting you in person. Di

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