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 Steam Shovel (early 1900s)

Submitted by on March 3, 2013 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Early steam shovel

Early steam shovel

It’s hard to imagine a time when this was the state-of-the-art equipment, but there was.

Steam shovels played a big role in the construction of the railroads, among other things. Here we see it working alongside teams of horses.

They steam shovel fell out of use in the 1930s when they were replaced by diesel-powered shovels.

Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.

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