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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Mineral’s Mill (early 1900s)

Submitted by on October 22, 2012 – 3:14 pm2 Comments
Logs being dumped into the water at Mineral, Wash.

Logs being dumped into the water at Mineral, Wash.

Here are a couple great shots of milling in Mineral, Wash., earlier in the early 1900s. You rarely get action shots, like this one of the log falling into the mill pond.

Mineral got it’s start as a mining town. Prospectors came searching for gold and found coal and arsenic, which was both unfortunately and unhealthy. The would-be gold town turned to its trees and was the home of a logging camp and sawmill, neither of which you’ll find there today. You will, however, find some great fishing.

Photos courtesy of Laurie Anderson Osborn.

Milling in Mineral (early 1900s)

Milling in Mineral (early 1900s)

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