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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Hans Peterson’s Takes Explosives on Horseback

Submitted by on December 21, 2012 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Hans Peterson Explosives Pack Train

Hans Peterson Explosives Pack Train

I can’t find any information on Hans Peterson, but I can tell you he was either courageous or insane. Here he is bringing in  explosives on horseback. The explosives were widely used to clear out rock for roads and other things around here.

You’ll notice “Dupont” on some of the boxes. The chemical company was founded in 1802 as a gunpowder mill by Eleuthere Dupont.  “By the mid 19th century the company had become the largest supplier of gunpowder to the United States military, supplying half the power used by the Union Army during the American Civil War.”

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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