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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Ad for King’s Place & Eatonville Blacksmith & Machine Shop (1929)

Submitted by on December 1, 2011 – 6:11 pmOne Comment
King's Place and Eatonville Blacksmith Ads (1929)

King's Place and Eatonville Blacksmith Ads (1929)

These two ads appeared in the 1929 Cruiser news.

King’s Place
The first — King’s Place — was a gas station built and run by Roscoe and Lottie King. It sat on the Highway 7 near the Ohop Grange.

It’s hard to image picking up lunch here from these pictures, but the place prospered. Over the years it changed hands and each owner would give it a new face lift breath new life into it. In the end it was barely recognizable from its simple beginnings.

Blacksmith & Machine Shop
Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the blacksmith shop. But I do have a little scoop on owner, Carl Bjorkman. He was s a scoutmaster and specialized in archery. Besides welding and machine work, he was an expert bow and arrow maker. He and C. C. Jayne also organized a rifle club.

Roscoe King in front of the original garage

Roscoe King in front of the original garage

Photos courtesy of Margit Thorvaldson and Pat Van Eaton.

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King's Place after a little face lift

King's Place after a little face lift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Place's transformed again (ca. 1940s)

Kings Place's transformed again (ca. 1940s)

 

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