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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Steve Burwash and Matt Kjelstad getting wood (ca. 1937)

Submitted by on September 17, 2014 – 5:41 pmNo Comment
Steve Burwash and Matt Kjlestad get wood

Steve Burwash and Matt Kjlestad get wood

In the 1930s the Kjelstad farm in Ohop Valley ran on wood. It would take one very large tree to heat the main house, a smaller house and several chicken houses for a year.

This is a shot of Steve Burwash (now 92) helping Matt Kjelstad split up a big tree near their farm. Check out that saw. Steve said Matt would saw and he should split the rounds.

AND . . . this was a chore that they did between other chores on the farm.

Photo courtesy of Steve Burwash.

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