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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Swanson Airport Dedication – 1953

Submitted by on November 26, 2012 – 10:49 pmNo Comment
Swanson dedication airmail

Swanson dedication airmail

This piece of history is courtesy of a ebay seller. It’s airmail from the Swanson Airport dedication, May 2, 1953.

In 1952, John Swanson, Eatonville councilman and logger, told the council that there was a need for an Eatonville airport. His expense statement was hard to argue with — it would cost the town nothing.

If you want to read the rest of the story about the local crew that built the airport, just click HERE.

Image courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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