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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Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now

Submitted by on December 30, 2016 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Gateway Inn, 1950s

Gateway Inn, 1950s

The Gateway Inn has been part of the local landscape for decades, located just outside the park entrance.

Here is a shot of it in the 1950s (judging by the cars). I love the signs over the doors – Steaks and Trout — and the pay phone off to the left.

The second shot, taken recently, comes off the Gateway Inn website, where the advertisement is probably similar to what printed 60 years ago. “Crackling fires, rustic cabins, and the natural wildlife awaits you at Gateway Inn, ideally situated in the majesty of Mount Rainier National Park.”

Gateway Inn 2016

Gateway Inn 2016

Image courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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