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 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. …

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 …

Tacoma Eastern Locomotive #10
January 25, 2015 – 2:50 am | One Comment
Tacoma Eastern Locomotive #10

Pictured is the Tacoma Eastern locomotive #10 near Drawbar Summit, not far from Mineral, Wash. The date is unknown, but the photographer was A.D. Browning and the photo is part of the Tacoma Library Collection.
Photo courtesy …

The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)
October 13, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)

This excerpt is taken from a Dr. A. W. Bridge biography, written by Karen Swanson. She collected information about Dr. Bridge from many of the “old timers” of Eatonville, Wash.

Clinics and Hospitals
In National it was …

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 …

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 …

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 …