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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Mensik Family Arrives – ca. 1902

Submitted by on March 27, 2013 – 10:00 pmOne Comment
Left to right: August, Jon, Tony, Josef, Anna, Agnus (standing), Front: Annie and Louise

Left to right: August, John, Anton (Tony), Josef, Anna, Agnus (standing), Front: Anastasia (Annie) and Louise

The Mensik family came to area early on, traveling on the Red Star Line in 1902.

Pictured here are:
(LtoR) August, John, Anton (Tony), Josef, Anna, Agnus (standing) (Front) Anastasia (Annie) and Louise

It was an incredible trip from Czechoslovakia to the U.S., and Annie at 89 years old, recounts the story and the early years living in Alder and Eatonville in this TRANSCRIPT.

Annie would go on to marry a local man named Scott Turner. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because there is a Scott Turner road named after the man.

Mensik Telegram

Mensik Telegram

For more information on the entire family, you read more on Abbi Wonacott’s website.

Photos courtesy of the Mensik family and Abbi Wonacott.

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