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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Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 3 of 3
August 24, 2016 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 3 of 3

If you read the previous two posts, you’ll already know that last week on Ebay last week there was a wall card up for auction that I didn’t win. It had all sorts of shots of …

Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 2 of 3
August 23, 2016 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 2 of 3

On Ebay last week, there was a wall card up for auction, will all kinds of shots of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Company, as well as the logging camp and scene of the Tacoma Eastern …

Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 1 of 3
August 22, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 1 of 3

On Ebay last week, there was a wall card up for auction, will all kinds of shots of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Company, as well as the logging camp and scene of the Tacoma …

Elbe Post Office – 1956
April 28, 2016 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
Elbe Post Office – 1956

The Elbe post office, shown here in 1956, had a long history. The following is taken from Postmarked Washington: Pierce County.
Established: June 4, 1892, Cyrus H. Thompson; Adam Sachs, December 17, 1892; Mrs. Serena B. …

Covered bridge across the Nisqually at Elbe
November 22, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Covered bridge across the Nisqually at Elbe

This photo of the covered bridge across the Nisqually River at Elbe was taken by Steve Burwash. At the far end of the bridge is his family.
The photo was taken probably in the early 60s. …

Snow on the Old Elbe Bridge (early 1900s)
January 12, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow on the Old Elbe Bridge (early 1900s)

The Elbe bridge has always been an important access — especially in the early years. Here is a shot of an older bridge, covered in show, taken the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of the South Pierce …

Snow in Elbe (early 1900s)
January 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow in Elbe (early 1900s)

A glimpse of Elbe under a blanket of snow in the early 1900s. The main street would have been off to the right.
For a similar picture — sans snow — just click HERE.
Photo courtesy of …

Henry Horn’s Shingle Mill, Elbe
November 7, 2013 – 1:15 am | 2 Comments
Henry Horn’s Shingle Mill, Elbe

A wintery shot of Henry Horn’s shingle mill in Eble taken in the early 1900s.
Before composite roofs, most roofs in this area were made from shingles. A shingle mill “was used to slice a section of …

Very Early Elbe
October 31, 2013 – 9:59 pm | 7 Comments
Very Early Elbe

This is a view of Elbe when it was a bright, young little town. To get your bearings, the Little Eble Church, which is still standing today is located off the left hand side of …

Railroad Avenue (Elbe)
April 25, 2013 – 2:59 pm | One Comment
Railroad Avenue (Elbe)

Thank go for postcards in the early 1900s. They give you such a unique glimpse of the world. This one, from 1908 is of Tacoma Eastern Railroad’s Railroad Avenue, probably near Elbe.
Note on the card …