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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Smart, Tough Minnie Boettcher

Submitted by on June 8, 2012 – 9:47 pmNo Comment
Minnie Boettcher

Minnie Boettcher

Minnie Boettcher was one of Carl Boettcher’s daughter. Carl and his family (wife and six children) arrived in Alder in 1895.

Minnie was tough and smart. Is was she that treated her brother Willie’s serious ax wound. (Click HERE for details.)

The family hacked a ranch out of the wilderness and their heirs are still living there today.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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