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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Shopping at Elbe in 1896

Submitted by on October 19, 2011 – 10:33 pm6 Comments
Adam Sachs' General Store in Elbe

Adam Sachs' General Store in Elbe

If you were to stop by the store in Elbe on August 12, 1896, here are prices tags you’d be looking at. Of course, the names of some of these items make you wonder what you’d be buying.

Market Report from the Elbe Union Paper
Creamery – 17 cents
Calf –  17 cents
Eggs –
Strickly fancy – 14 cents, Oregon’s ranch – 10 cents, Cheese 9 cents
Chickens live per doz. $3.50, dressed 12.5 cents

Images provided courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and information taken from History of Tacoma Eastern Area.

Adam Sachs's home located in Elbe, WA

Adam Sachs's home located in Elbe, WA

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