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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Kjelstad Farm

Submitted by on November 18, 2011 – 9:00 am4 Comments
Kjelstad barn - early 1900s

Kjelstad barn - early 1900s — Olava standing in the doorway

In 1889 a Norwegian named Henry Kjelstad settled in Ohop Valley. He married another Norwegian, Olava and this is a picture of their farm years later.

The farm moved through the generations:
• Olava and Henry’s son Matt and he and his wife Velma lived at the farm,
• They were followed by Matt and Velma’s daugther Caroline and her husband Steve Burwash. Steve still lives at the homestead today and farms.

Photos courtesy of Steve Burwash.

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Kjestand family haying — Olava in the center

Kjelstad family haying — Olava is the white haired woman in the center

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