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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Don’t Feed the Bear (Mount Rainier ca. 1940s)

Submitted by on March 26, 2012 – 4:24 pm2 Comments
Feeding the Bear at Mount Rainier (ca. 1940s)

Feeding the Bear at Mount Rainier (ca. 1940s)

They always tell you, don’t feed the bear. But people just can’t seem to help themselves.

Here are some folks feeding a bear at Mount Rainier, probably in late 40s. It looks like a cub standing around waiting for handouts. But where there is a small cub, there is normally a protective mother bear. Hopefully this story had a happy ending.

Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis.

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2 Comments »

  • David Beane says:

    Diane, not to be picky, but the car in the picture is a 1938 Hudson coupe, and the Jeep is a civilian model from after WWII, so i would have to say this pic is from the earliest, the late ’40s !!
    The cub and mother tale is soo true. Back in the 50′ or 60’s , my Dad and uncle were hunting when two large cubs charged them. They had no choice but to shoot them. Then MAMA came out of the woods, charging at both of them. The story goes it took 6 or 7 bullets to take the Mama bear down. My dad said it was a good thing they had brought extra shorts !!(LOL)

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