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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Ohop Bob and Ohop Valley (ca. 1914)

Submitted by on October 14, 2015 – 11:54 pmNo Comment
Ohop Bob around 1914 when it was first built

Ohop Bob around 1914 when it was first built

Ohop Bob was built in 1914 by the Tacoma Auto Club. It was operating as a restaurant, serving a wonderful chicken dinner, until the early 1960s.

These two postcards are an early look at the building (in 1922 a second story was added). The first photo shows a brand new building and the spectacular view of Mount Rainier across Ohop Valley.

Ohop Valley and Torger Peterson's home

Ohop Valley and Torger Peterson’s home

The second postcard is a more unique shot. Instead of a shot of Mount Rainier, it shows the view from the restaurant looking down the other direction of the valley. At the far left, Torger Perterson’s house is visible and you can see hay stacked, ready to come in (before the introduction of bailing hay).

Photos courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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