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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First Eatonville Stage (1912)

Submitted by on August 30, 2013 – 12:19 am2 Comments
First Eatonville Stage (ca. 1912)

First Eatonville Stage (ca. 1912)

This was the first Eatonville stage owed by Chas (Charles) Fredricksen.

“In 1912 the auto stage replaced the horse drawn stage lines, although the Eatonville fire fighters continued to use a horse cart propelled by man-power for almost twenty more years.

Charles Fredricksen owned and operated the first motor bus line to Tacoma. The first bus was a white with canvas top and side curtains.” (History of Southeastern Pierce County)

Pictured here are: Lee Smith (man in white apron), Lucy Kreger (woman in the second seat), Bob Kreger (in front of Lucy), and Charles Fredricksen (driver).

Photo courtesy of Smith family.

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