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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Enjoying a Glass of Brew (1890s)

Submitted by on December 18, 2011 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Boettchers and Lutkens share a beer.

Boettchers and Lutkens share a beer.

Here’s a great shot of some the area’s pioneers toasting with a glass of beer — along with an Italian who has his jug of wine.

Pat Van Eaton describes the folks: “The boy on the far left kneeling in front of man with beard is Ernest Boettcher,my grandfather. The man behind him is Carl Boettcher my great grandfather.

“The man in center with white beard is Henry Lutkens and the small girls in front are Wachmans.  All of these people are related. Taken near Elbe in the 1890’s.”

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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