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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Ashford Public School

Submitted by on August 3, 2012 – 12:20 am5 Comments
Ashford School (prior to 1949)

Ashford School (prior to 1949)

There was a school in Ashford from 1906 until it was consolidated with Eatonville in 1949.

Ashford was first known at Succotash Valley, named by the Indians, but was later called Ashford after Walter Ashford — one of the early settlers. (per History of Southeastern Pierce County.)

It turns out (see Randy’s comments) only the basement level remains. The school building burned down around 1959 and the basement was remodeled becoming the Highlander Tavern and Cafe. It is still there today and has an abundance of old photos of the area.

Photo courtesy of Laurie Anderson Osborn. 

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Kids outside the Ashford Public School

Kids outside the Ashford Public School


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