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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Robert Fiander comes to town (ca. 1905)

Submitted by on April 30, 2012 – 4:03 amNo Comment
Robert Fiander (ca. 1905)

Robert Fiander (ca. 1905)

Robert Fiander came to Pierce County in 1874 and homesteaded at Swan Lake. For the full story you can click here.

Looks like Robert came into town for something.  The three-hourse team is pretty impressive and it cant’ be stressed how important they were before the combustion engine. If your horses we’re in good shape, neither was your farm.

Photo courtesy of Terry and Sharon Van Eaton.

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