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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Elbe in the early 1920s

Submitted by on December 4, 2011 – 5:47 pm8 Comments
Elbe shop between meat market & hotel. Mr. Hardy owner of stores. Far R. John Bloom leaning on fence, Rev & Mrs. Karl Killian, center

Elbe hotel, shop, meat market

This shows Elbe as a booming little town. You can see the Elbe shop tucked between the grocery and the hardware store, as well Adam Sachs’ home up on the hilltop behind.

Mr. Hardy owned the stores. On the far left is R. John Bloom leaning on fence, Rev. and Mrs. Karl Kilian are standing next to him.

Karl Kilian was an early and beloved Lutheran missionary who designed the little Elbe Church. He served there from 1906 to 1935. Although he has been gone for many years, his church is still in use.

Information and photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton. 

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