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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Margaret Fyfe and Ernest Boettcher get hitched

Submitted by on February 21, 2012 – 9:00 amOne Comment
Margaret Fyfe and Ernest Boettcher

Margaret Fyfe and Ernest Boettcher

Pictured are Margaret Fyfe and Ernest Boettcher tying the knot.

The Boettchers were one of the first three families who settled in Alder, all within about six months of each other. Their property was located about 2 miles east of the Alder town site.

Earnest Boettcher worked in the woods, but was also one of the first preachers at Alder Presbyterian Church. He and Margaret (Peggy) went on to have three children: Kathleen Boettcher Smith, Elsie Boettcher Van Eaton, and William Boettcher. (Old Alder)

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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