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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The Nitrogen Plant May be in Your Backyard

Submitted by on February 4, 2013 – 4:06 am11 Comments
Piece of Nitrogen Plant from McKay farm

Piece of Nitrogen Plant from McKay farm

This piece of the Nitrogen Plant came from Sally (Asplund) McKay’s farm. It turns out that when the Nitrogen Plant was torn down at least some of the farmers. For the Asplund farm it was used in the cement to help fortify it like rebar or at keep the cements cost down.

Sally says now that the cement is starting to erode, these pieces are starting to show themselves. Inside are spiral rings, but it’s hard to tell since they were filled with cement decades ago.

Who knows, maybe you’ve got a piece of the Nitrogen Plant in your backyard.

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler and Sally McKay.

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