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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Mineral Lake – logging in 1964
November 17, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Mineral Lake – logging in 1964

Marin Burwash writes about this collection of photos . . .
But here’s a little Milwaukee Road history I haven’t seen….the Mineral reload when it was operated by a steam donkey. These were taken with my …

One-Log Bridge in Mineral, Wash.
June 11, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment
One-Log Bridge in Mineral, Wash.

 
This postcard was for sale on Ebay.com a while back. It’s a one-long bridge that was once used in Mineral, Wash. Judging by the roots, they may have just built the bridge where the tree …

St. Regis Logging Truck out of Mineral (1949)
February 6, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
St. Regis Logging Truck out of Mineral (1949)

The logs coming out of Mineral, Wash., in 1949 were giants.
The following information about this photo comes from the Tacoma Public Library:
“An unidentified driver and two St. Regis timber workers sent a load of logs …

Logs Coming out of the Forest near Mineral in 1949 (Camp #2)
February 5, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Logs Coming out of the Forest near Mineral in 1949 (Camp #2)

On August 8, 1949, a St. Regis worker appears miniscule next to the huge logs loaded on railroad flatbeds for removal from the forrest. The worker is photographed at Camp #2, located in Mineral, Wash.
This …

Dumping Logs in Mineral Lake (early 1900s)
February 22, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Dumping Logs in Mineral Lake (early 1900s)

Lakes and ponds were often used as storage for logs headed to the sawmill. Here were see logs being dumped into Mineral Lake in the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of the Leslie Dunlap and family.
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Murray Logging & Timber Co., in Mineral Wash.
January 16, 2014 – 12:35 am | No Comment
Murray Logging & Timber Co., in Mineral Wash.

You need to zoom in on this shot of Murray Logging & Timber Co., out of Mineral, Wash. Look at the men in the bottom lefthand corner to get feel for how BIG these logs …

Shingle Mill in Mineral
January 15, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Shingle Mill in Mineral

The text that went with this Mineral, Wash., photo read:  M. R. Smith shingle mill after one dry kiln burned. (Looking West).
For those not familiar with kilns, they are a basically an oven used to …

First Mineral Store
November 23, 2013 – 8:21 pm | No Comment
First Mineral Store

The first store in Mineral wasn’t much to look at, but if you lived in Mineral in the early days, it was no doubt your life line. Early stores had little of everything, and in …

Mineral Hotel
November 19, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Mineral Hotel

In the early 1900s, when you visited you Mineral, you could stay at the Mineral Hotel, with a spectacular view of Mineral Lake.
Photo courtesy of Corlene Iverson and Family.
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Front Street, Mineral (early 1900s)
November 17, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Front Street, Mineral (early 1900s)

Mineral, Wash., was a thriving little town in the early 1900s. Mineral came into being when prospectors thought they’d find gold. Alas, all they found was coal and arsenic. Luckily, there was enough wood around …