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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Railroad Avenue (Elbe)

Submitted by on April 25, 2013 – 2:59 pmOne Comment
Postcard - side 1

Postcard – side 1

Thank go for postcards in the early 1900s. They give you such a unique glimpse of the world. This one, from 1908 is of Tacoma Eastern Railroad’s Railroad Avenue, probably near Elbe.

Note on the card reads, “How is this for tall timber — the woods are full of them out here.”

Now if only they had signed more of their postcards.

Image courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Postcard - side 2

Postcard – side 2

 

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