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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Transcript of Annie (Mensik) Turner

Submitted by on March 18, 2013 – 9:00 am2 Comments
Elmer Soderberg Alder,Wa (1910)

Elmer Soderberg Alder,Wa (1910) — the family was friends with the Mensiks

Who would have guessed that I would learn about Annie (Mensik) Turner’s story about coming to America from Lien Vloeberghs, a historical researcher at the Red Star Line Museum, which will be opening its doors this September.

Lien says, “I am currently elaborating the story of the Mensik family, that came to Eatonville in 1902, from Moravia in the Austrian-Hungarian empire. I am working on some material of the family, and an interview that Annie Mensik did in the 80s with Ellis Island Foundation.”

The transcript talks about the trip over in 1902 and just how hard it was was living “in a pile of timber” as Annie calls it. The transcript mentions Mrs. Canty, the Boettchers and others from the early 1900s. Click HERE to read.

Transcript courtesy of Lien Vloeberghs.

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