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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Logging the Big Trees

Submitted by on April 13, 2013 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Logging in the Eatonville/Mineral area

Logging in the Eatonville/Mineral area

There is always the question, “How did the Egyptians those pyramids?” The bigger question for me is, “How did those loggers taken down those giant trees with those little, and manually powered, saws?”

The answer is probably the same in both cases — lots and lots of muscle. If anyone knows who these two hardworking and extremely strong men are, please speak up.

Logging term of the day — Springboard: A lightly flexible, iron-shod, strong board, that’s inserted into a notch chopped into a tree and used as a precarious platform from which the tree is felled. A relic of hand-power days, it now has only a few practitioners.

Photo courtesy of Laurie Anderson Osborn.

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