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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Murphy Logging Takes Down a Big Tree (1950s)

Submitted by on November 12, 2011 – 4:50 pm6 Comments
Feller at work on enormous tree.

Feller at work on enormous tree.

Here we see a big tree coming down and then paraded by Murphy Logging in the 50s. The tree was so big, it was hauled out on more than one truck.

Eatonville’s, Murphy Logging is no longer in operation, but their photos live on. These six shots have a little for everyone, whether you’re into vintage chainsaws, enjoy seeing what Mashell Ave. looked like in the 1950s or appreciate old logging trucks.

The men posing by the log in the last picture are from left to right, Corbett Hale, Don Murphy and Neil Christensen. If you have more information on these photos, please add your comments.

Good look at all the men at work bringing down large fir.

Good look at all the men at work bringing down large fir.

Photos courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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Men on the stump of the old growth tree.

Men on the stump of the old growth tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parading the tree down Mashell Ave.

Parading the tree down Mashell Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murphy Logging truck in front of Christensen Motors on Mashell Ave.

Murphy Logging truck in front of Christensen Motors on Mashell Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shot of enormous tree on Murphy's truck on Mashell Ave.

Shot of enormous tree on Murphy's truck on Mashell Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men posing beside the Murphy Logging's tree on Mashell Ave.

(LtoR) Corbett Hale, Don Murphy and Neil Christensen. posing beside the Murphy Logging's tree on Mashell Ave.

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