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 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 …

Mineral Lake Inn
November 8, 2013 – 10:25 pm | No Comment
Mineral Lake Inn

I’ve just been told about a great site — minerallake.com – which has lots of local pictures, like this one. This is Mineral Hill Road near the lodge. The sign above the road says “Mineral …

Mineral Shingle Mill (early 1900s)
April 30, 2013 – 8:45 pm | No Comment
Mineral Shingle Mill (early 1900s)

The M. R. Smith Shingle Mill in Mineral, Wash., is no longer. But if you’re ever up there fishing, you can squint and easily imagine the place a bustling timber town and logs floating lake.
“The …

Old Growth Near Rainier
April 14, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Old Growth Near Rainier

This mammoth old growth tree was probably up near Mineral, as there was a tree up that way that people came from all around to have their picture taken with. The tree was famous. Click …

Mineral Lake Lumber Co. (early 1900s)
March 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Mineral Lake Lumber Co. (early 1900s)

Mineral used to be quite a logging town with a mill on the lake. This picture of the Mineral Lake Lumber Company has a little of everything — the mill in operation, men standing on …

Malcolm’s Meat Shop (1948)
February 11, 2013 – 6:23 pm | No Comment
Malcolm’s Meat Shop (1948)

You’re getting a glimpse of Malcolm’s Meat Shop in August 1948 (or at least that’s what the date appears to be on the calendar behind the butcher).
Olaf Malcolm was a second-generation butcher from Norway and arrived …

Mineral Basketball – 1930
November 20, 2012 – 9:33 pm | No Comment
Mineral Basketball – 1930

Willie Madden was one of Mineral school’s basket ball players in 1930.
“In the 1930s college basketball was the dominant form of organized basketball. The Depression had sunk the professional American Basketball League (ABL), which had been formed …

Mineral’s Mill (early 1900s)
October 22, 2012 – 3:14 pm | 2 Comments
Mineral’s Mill (early 1900s)

Here are a couple great shots of milling in Mineral, Wash., earlier in the early 1900s. You rarely get action shots, like this one of the log falling into the mill pond.
Mineral got it’s start …

National Loggers (1926 – 1928)
May 27, 2012 – 4:17 am | 5 Comments
National Loggers (1926 – 1928)

Here are a few incredible shots taken in the 1920s of the loggers in Mineral and National, Wash.
The first shot is of the guys at Westfork Logging Company of Mineral, Wash. The picture was taken …