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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1940 Letter from Congressman Coffee to Christensen

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Coffee Letter to Christensen, 1940

Coffee Letter to Christensen, 1940

Kay Christensen Davis writes, “A letter from a congressman to my grandmother Harriet Christensen after the death of my grandfather Nels.”

The 1940 letter reads:

I have read with sadness of the tragic passing of your distinguished husband.

His was a career which meant much to the development of eastern Pierce County. Words fail me in attempting with sufficient meaning to convey to you my thought at this time. I want merely to let you know that my heard goes out to you and your family in your bereavement.

You can console yourself with the reflection that Mr. Christensen carved his monument on the hearts of men. By his example, he inspired the efforts of younger men to be as good a citizen as was he.

With warmest regard, I am


John M. Coffee

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