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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Eatonville Lumber Camp Rail System

Submitted by on January 11, 2012 – 9:50 am2 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company rail system

Eatonville Lumber Company rail system

This picture of the Eatonville Lumber Camp shows the rail system used to transport logs.

“Until 1941 the lumber company did its own logging from its own timber land and did not, as a rule, buy logs. The company taintained railroad tracks, owned locomotives and cars, and operated a logging camp.

In 1941 the stumpage prices were:
Fir  — $2 to $2.50 per thousand
Cedar — $1.50 to $2 per thousand
Hemlock — $.50 per thousand.”

In 2011 stumpage prices are:
Fir — $366 to $394 per thousand board feet
Western Red Cedar — $673 to $701 per thousand board feet
Hemlock — $350 to $370 per thousand board feet

(Historic info per History of Southeastern Pierce County.)

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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