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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Mount Rainier Entrance – early 1900s

Submitted by on February 22, 2012 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Mt. Rainier visitors (early 1900s)

Mt. Rainier visitors (early 1900s)

In 1899, Mount Rainier was the fifth area in the United States to be designated a National Park.

In 1911 the first car reached the area. As roads and railways began pushing into the wilderness, and the population grew, so did the number of visitors to the National Park. Annual visitation was already exceeding one million in the 1950s, and continues to exceed two million today. ( Per Go Northwest)

Pictured are a few early visitors to the park.

Photo courtesy of Rich Williams.

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