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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Ohop Valley, Kjelstad Farm, 1961
February 23, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ohop Valley, Kjelstad Farm, 1961

The Burwash family is sitting outside at the farm, checking out the newest addition to the family.
Sarah Rabel writes this February 16, 2017:
“Today, my mind has rested on Grandma Burwash [Carolyn Burwash], who passed away …

Plowing at the Burwash Farm (ca. 1976)
April 21, 2016 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
Plowing at the Burwash Farm (ca. 1976)

Steve Burwash pictured here on his tractor, tilling in Ohop Valley.
His daughter, Mary (Burwash) Chalberg says, “Springtime on the farm was always one of my favorite seasons. Mom [Carolyn Burwash] would be happily cleaning flower …

The Day the Steve Burwash Moved From the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm
February 7, 2016 – 6:00 am | No Comment
The Day the Steve Burwash Moved From the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm

The Burwash family has the distinction of having some spectacular photographers. This picture was taken the day that Steve Burwash moved from the family (Kjelstad/Burwash) farm. 
Martin Burwash says, “[This was taken] the day we moved …

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. …

Mineral Lake – logging in 1964
November 17, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Mineral Lake – logging in 1964

Marin Burwash writes about this collection of photos . . .
But here’s a little Milwaukee Road history I haven’t seen….the Mineral reload when it was operated by a steam donkey. These were taken with my …

Steve Burwash and Family — 1964 in Ohop Valley
June 12, 2015 – 9:51 pm | No Comment
Steve Burwash and Family — 1964 in Ohop Valley

This picture comes from Mary (Burwash) Chalberg. “Here I am sitting on the old Dodge farm truck with Pop [Steve Burwash], my brother Martin and the farm dog Major. This looks like the summer of …

Scale for Weighing Milk Buckets (Burwash Farm)
June 4, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment
Scale for Weighing Milk Buckets (Burwash Farm)

This scale has seen better days, but when it was in use it was invaluable. Steve Burwash used it weigh the buckets of milk coming off the cows at the Kjelstad/Burwash farm.
Here’s also a shot …

Steve Burwash bringing in the cows
January 27, 2015 – 1:14 am | One Comment
Steve Burwash bringing in the cows

For those of you who have milked cows, this picture will feel familiar. Steve Burwash, who is today in his 90s, is bringing his milk cows.
This picture was taken by Martin Burwash in the 1970s. …

The Cows of Kjelstad Farm
January 22, 2015 – 10:46 pm | No Comment
The Cows of Kjelstad Farm

In 1889 a Norwegian named Henry Kjelstad settled in Ohop Valley. In 2014 the farm, which had stayed in the family was sold to the Nisqually Land Trust. When Steve Burwash was moving out, this list …

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 …