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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Logging in National (1926)

Submitted by on July 12, 2012 – 4:01 pm6 Comments
Steep incline, Pacific National Lumber Co.

Steep incline, Pacific National Lumber Co.

These shots of the Pacific National Lumber Company were taken in National, Wash., August 1926 by C. Kinsey of in 1926.

The first is an extremely steep incline, with tracks running at least half the way up. If you zoom in you can see the cables hanging from the poles and the well-used transport cars at the bottom of the hill.

The second shot was also taken of the Pacific National Lumber Co., in National, in September of the same year, capturing the steam donkey and crew. Take a look at the enormous timbers the men are sitting on.

Although the technology and steep-slope logging techniques have changed over last 86 years, it looks like logging suspenders have stayed in fashion.

Photos courtesy of the South Pierce County Historical Society.

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Pacific National Lumber Co, National, WA  1926

Pacific National Lumber Co, National, WA 1926

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