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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Alder Sheep Ranch

Submitted by on July 26, 2012 – 11:36 pmNo Comment
Sheep ranch - Alder

Sheep ranch - Alder

This photo was labeled Alder sheep ranch. Sheep back in the early 1900s could supply a number of things to a family. From these sheep the household could have obtained:
• Food.  Lamb comes from a sheep under a year and mutton comes from one over.
• Wool. From wool they could have made everything from clothes to carpets.
• Lanolin. Wool contains lanolin/grease, used to soften leather among other things.
• Skins. These were and are still sued to make leather.
• Dairy. Sheep milk is often used for making cheese.
• Vegetation Management. Their grazing is used to help keep down unwanted vegetation.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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