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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Cruise News – 1931

Submitted by on January 14, 2012 – 9:00 amNo Comment
The Cruiser paper - January 28, 1931

The Cruiser paper - January 28, 1931

Students of Eatonville were putting out the “Cruiser” news for decades. Here’s a sample of a page from January 28, 1931. Honor roll that year included:
Seniors: Nancie Auvil, Agnes Blau, Shirley Hecht, Olga Overlie, Iris Swanson, Geraldine Savlick
Juniors:
Billy Mukai, George Snow, Leon Wheeler, Elsie Beottcher
Sophmore: Anita Hyde
Freshman: Nell Van Eaton, Ann Louise Snow, Betty LeLano, Alice Carlson, Adeline Adamson

What was happening in 1931
1931 was an eventful year.
• Folks realized the stock market crash was real — unemployment doubles to 16.3%.
Al Capone was convicted and sent to Alcatraz.
• The Empire State Building was finished.
• Los Vegas decided to legalize gambling.
• The average house cost $6,790.
• The average income was $1,850 a year.
• You could get a gallon of gas for 10 cents, and
• You could pick up a new car for $640.

Image courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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