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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Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910
December 28, 2016 – 10:28 pm | 4 Comments
Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910

One hundred and six years ago, December 25, 1910, this postcard was mailed off from Ashford, Washington, to a friend in Orting.
What struck me was that there was someone at the Ashford postoffice on Christmas …

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 …

Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs
May 2, 2016 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs

These shots of the Eatonville Bank are interesting, not just because they were taken in 1964, and things haven’t changed all that much, but because also of the sign out front.
Listed are the following if you …

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. …

Pleasant Valley School by East Creek
January 13, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Pleasant Valley School by East Creek

The Pleasant Valley School by the East Creek was a perfect example of the one room schoolhouse. It was about 2.5 miles from Elbe and was later consolidated with Mineral.
Miss Serena Marshall (later the wife …

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 …

First Bridge Across Nisqually
December 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
First Bridge Across Nisqually

Serena B. Sachs said of this picture, “First bridge across Nisqually River at Elbe, built by early settlers.”
She would know, as she was one of the early settlers in that area.
Photo courtesy of Russell Sachs.
Click …

Reliance (early 1915s)
November 14, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Reliance (early 1915s)

If logging wasn’t hard enough back in the day, just add snow.
This was a wintery glimpse of Reliance (between Alder and Elbe) in the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of Randy Stewart.
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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 …