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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Marie Lutkens Postcard (1910)

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Marie Lutkens Postcard 1910

Marie Lutkens Postcard 1910

Today we text. Yesterday we sent postcards. This particular postcard was sent from Chehalis, Wash., in 1910 to Marie Lutkins (Lutkens) in Elbe. Her dad had built the Lutkens Hotel in 1894. He was quite the fisherman and kept the hotel stocked with all the trout it needed.

I found a reference that board at the hotel was $10 to $12 per month for teachers. (History of Tacoma Eastern Area)

She was a hiker. There is a shot of Marie climbing Mt. Rainier glaciers with her friends.

Marie Lutkens Postcard 1910 (back)

Marie Lutkens Postcard 1910 (back)

Lutkens Hotel, built in 1894

Lutkens Hotel, built in 1894

 

 

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