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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Mashell Telephone and Telegraph Company (1929)

Submitted by on December 26, 2012 – 5:25 pmNo Comment
Mashell Telephone and Telegraph Company

Mashell Telephone and Telegraph Company

It’s the day after Christmas and I, like many I’m sure, took pictures yesterday day with my phone. Things have come a long way since May 3, 1929, when this ad for The Mashell Telphone & Telegraph Company that appeared in the Cruiser News.

Telephones were a relatively recent thing all around the U.S. As of 1905, there were only a few places with phones because of  weak signals. In 1912, there were only 30 phones in Eatonville and the owner of the telephone company was N. P. Christensen.

For those that didn’t have phones, I guess they could still use  telegraphs

1929 Phone

1929 Phone

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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