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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Kissing in Kapowsin (ca. 1918)

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Early 1900 Kapowsin postcard (front)

Early 1900 Kapowsin postcard (front)

Here’s a postcard from Leo out of Kapowsin from the early 1900’s (based on the dress) and the age of the card.

The first post office in Kapowsin was called Kapousen, which was open from 1890 to 1899.

The City of Tacoma coveted Kapowsin Lake as a municipal water supply and acquired considerable land about it, thus forcing the mills to quit, which “murdered” the little town of Kapowsin. Enough was left to to sustain a fourth class post office. (Postmarked Washington Pierce County)

Image courtesy of Diane Mettler.

Early 1900 Kapowsin postcard (back)

Early 1900 Kapowsin postcard (back)

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