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 – Brooder house (ca. 1946 – 2014)

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Steve Burwash — Pig Slaughter ca. 1945

Steve Burwash — Pig Slaughter ca. 1945

This is the Kjelstad farm back around 1946 and Steve Burwash (today 93 years old) in the middle of a pig slaughter. (Yes, you have to get your bacon somewhere.)

Behind him in the brooder house where they raised the small chicks. The second photo is the brooder house today — almost 70 years later.

Other things to note: Frank, the beloved horse, in gear for working on the farm. Also, the pipes to Steve’s left were probably used for drainage. Steve said they used pipe to help with valley flooding. You’ll find old drainage pipes like these around many of the Ohop Valley farms.

Photo courtesy of the Burwash family and Diane Mettler.

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Brooder House - 2014

Brooder House – 2014

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