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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Last Look at the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm (2014)
November 11, 2014 – 5:20 pm | One Comment
Last Look at the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm (2014)

Martin Burwash took this shot while he was helping his dad, Steve Burwash, move from the Burwash/Kjelstad farm and home. The original family members were pioneers in Ohop Valley and generations of the family lived on …

Steve Burwash – Brooder house (ca. 1946 – 2014)
November 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Steve Burwash – Brooder house (ca. 1946 – 2014)

This is the Kjelstad farm back around 1946 and Steve Burwash (today 93 years old) in the middle of a pig slaughter. (Yes, you have to get your bacon somewhere.)
Behind him in the brooder house …

Steve Burwash at Work on the Farm (ca. 1970s)
September 25, 2014 – 4:33 pm | 2 Comments
Steve Burwash at Work on the Farm (ca. 1970s)

Here are some great shots taken of Steve Burwash working on the Burwash/Kjelstad farm around 1970.
The photos were taken by Steve’s son Martin, who also had a farm for a while in Ohop Valley. To see more …

Kjelstad/Burwash Farm (ca. 1970)
September 24, 2014 – 4:55 pm | 3 Comments
Kjelstad/Burwash Farm (ca. 1970)

A glimpse of Ohop Valley and the Burwash/Kjelstad farm around 1970. This was taken in the winter when the creek floods.
This photo was taken by Martin Burwash. If you’d like to see more of his …

Christensen Barrel (early 1900s)
September 19, 2014 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Christensen Barrel (early 1900s)

This little barrel owned by Steve Burwash came from the Christensen store many years back. Steve says that when he played in a little band, his son Martin Burwash used it as a stool.
The barrel still faintly …

Steve Burwash and Matt Kjelstad getting wood (ca. 1937)
September 17, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment
Steve Burwash and Matt Kjelstad getting wood (ca. 1937)

In the 1930s the Kjelstad farm in Ohop Valley ran on wood. It would take one very large tree to heat the main house, a smaller house and several chicken houses for a year.
This is a …

Pete Peterson’s Children (ca. 1917)
August 28, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Pete Peterson’s Children (ca. 1917)

Meet Pete Peterson‘s children . . . and Torger Peterson’s grandchildren.
“On the top (the oldest) is Theodore Peterson. Helen Peterson is on his right and Carleton Peterson is on his left. Pearl Peterson is the girl …

Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)
August 25, 2014 – 2:28 am | No Comment
Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)

The Kjelstad barn in Ohop Valley was built in 1910. Today it is part of the Nisqually Land Trust and looks just as grand as the day it was built. I hope they keep it …

Steve Burwash Working the Fields (ca. 1944)
August 6, 2014 – 5:05 pm | No Comment
Steve Burwash Working the Fields (ca. 1944)

Here is a young and handsome Steve Burwash working the fields in Ohop Valley on the Kjelstad farm.
“My dad on the horse drawn tedder,” says his daughter Mary Burwash Chalberg. “I think the horse in the picture …

Steve Burwash Haying in Ohop Valley (at Kjelstad Farm)
June 29, 2014 – 10:10 pm | One Comment
Steve Burwash Haying in Ohop Valley (at Kjelstad Farm)

Pretty soon farmers will be putting in their hay. This picture, taken of Steve Burwash haying on his farm (the Kjelstad farm), was taken some years back by Steve’s son Martin.
Here’s a much earlier picture of …