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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Submitted by on September 29, 2012 – 3:03 amNo Comment
Aug. Suderburg Store - Alder

Aug. Suderburg Store - Alder

This is a wonderful shot of the Aug. Suderburg store in Alder around 1930. (If you’d like to look inside, just click HERE.)

The advertising on the front and side is nearly as interesting as the shot. Like the Washington company, Fisher’s Blend Flour, which opened for business June 1, 1911 on Harbor Island in Elliott Bay.

“In 1926, the Fishers founded a radio station (KOMO) and went on the air in part to advertise Fisher’s Blend Flour. Another famous product was Fisher Scones, purveyed at fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest. The president of the Puyallup Fair, William Paulhamus, discovered the triangular shaped scones in 1915 at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. He debuted the scones at the Puyallup Fair the same year.” (per HistoryLink.org)

 About the Suderburgs
August Suderburg had a farm on Hedborg road, about a mile north the Alder. He had two sons — Elmer and Theodore (Ted).  Elmer was born on the farm, eventually working the farm and then inheriting it. For a little while Elmer also operated the Suderberg store. He and his wife Minnie lived on the farm their entire lives.
Elmer & Minnie Suderburg, Alder, December 24, 1926

Elmer & Minnie Suderburg, Alder, December 24, 1926

Ted and his family owned a grocery and general store just below the new school ground in the middle of the town. They also had a small warehouse across the highway from the sore and adjacent to the Alder railroad siding. (Per Old Alder) Photos courtesy of Carl Linden. Click on images to enlarge.

Photos courtesy of Carl Linden.

Click on images to enlarge.

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