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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Elbe Mill

Submitted by on January 12, 2013 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Elbe Mill

Elbe Mill

The mill in Elbe (the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Company) was once a large operation. It was located a mile north of Elbe and from this picture you can see the rail coming in and out, and also men at work on a platform.

In September 1922 a fire started under the planing mill of the big plant. The fire completely destroyed the property, a $150,000 loss (around $2 million today) according to the manager and part towner, John Patton.

It was suspected that a disgruntled employee started it.

Photo courtesy of Laurie Anderson Osborn.

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