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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Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s

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Snow covered gas station in LaGrande

Snow covered gas station in LaGrande

Check out the ice cicles, LaGrande

Check out the ice cicles, LaGrande

These LaGrande homes may not be standing any longer, but the these snowy shots will live on. The interesting thing about these images is that the residents were staying warm with electricity not wood (no chimneys), which was uncommon back then.

Thank you Jeannie Woehl for sharing.

Keeping warm with electricity in LaGrande

Keeping warm with electricity in LaGrande

These photos are part of the Tacoma Power Company collection.

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