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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Early Dispatch (ca. 1920)

Submitted by on February 20, 2013 – 9:00 amOne Comment
Eatonville's early printing press

Eatonville’s early printing press

The Eatonville Dispatch got its start in 1916. The press was possibly a 1908 Chandler & Price Gordon press.

Hard Work
There’s a video on YouTube that shows hand typesetting and printing in 1947. Within minutes you understand what work went into putting out a paper — long before the computer or printer.

1908 Printing Pree Ad

1908 Printing Pree Ad

When you see all the steps — espeically typesetting — that went into printing a paper, it’s amazing that there was time to write, layout, print and deliver the paper in a week.

Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.

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