Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | 3 Comments

If you were around in the area in the 70s and 80s, then you are familiar with Moore family. The Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford, Washington provided a place for a multitude of talented …

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Kneip’s Trucking Service (cir. 1956)
February 20, 2019 – 9:08 am | No Comment

These photos taken of Kneip’s Trucking don’t show Eatonville at its best, but you do get a glimpse of 1956 Mashell Ave. If you would like a little background on the business, just click HERE.

Notice to the right of the first shot is Babe’s Cafe where you can get some Pepsi and home made pie.

The next show is a full of view. You may recognize the building now. It’s the Postnet building.

The last photo is nice because you can see down Mashell, with the high school in the background. The F.O.E. (Fraternal Order of Eagles) and the Shell station are easy to spot too.

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Kneip Building looking toward the high school.

Photos courtesy of the Baublits family and late photographer Joe Larin.

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Alder Dam Under Construction (Aug. 23, 1943)
February 19, 2019 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Alder Dam Under Construction (Aug. 23, 1943)

La Grande/Alder Dam 1943

The Alder Dam (aka La Grande Dam) was built in the 40s, replacing an earlier version. This show reads: Aug. 23, 1943, La Grande Dam, View Downstream Toward East Abutment.

This building of …

Barneey’s Motel (the 60s)
February 16, 2019 – 8:47 pm | No Comment
Barneey’s Motel (the 60s)


Barneey’s has recently exchanged hands again. Thought it might be a good time to post a shot of the early days — probably the early 60s based on the cars.

Matchbook cover from Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant.

Back …

Pacific National Lumber Co.
February 16, 2019 – 1:22 am | No Comment
Pacific National Lumber Co.

This wonderful shot of a crew at the Pacific National Lumber Co. was taken by Kinsey in the early 1900s. A few things to note:

Not much safety equipment back then. No hard hats to be …

Mt. Rainier Guides 1924
February 4, 2019 – 10:53 pm | No Comment
Mt. Rainier Guides 1924

Look at these handsome guides from 1924. Pictured are (left to right) Joe Grigs, Frank Manning, Nuls Widman, Paul Moser, Heinie Fuhrer, Hans Fuhrer, Tony Bell, Tommy Hermans, Waldo Chamberlain, Wes Langlow and Bill Duggan. …

Alder Camp, 1942
February 3, 2019 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Alder Camp, 1942

I don’t know much about this photo other than what is written on it — Alder Camp from Water Tank E., August 19, 1942.

I’m assuming it’s a logging camp. In the back right of the photo, …

Ohop Valley – 1913 and 1960s
February 2, 2019 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Ohop Valley – 1913 and 1960s

Ohop Valley 1913 and 1960s

As you can probably tell from the posts on this blog, I’ve got a thing for Ohop Valley. It’s in no small part because I live there, my parents lived there …

King’s Axe Game – 1954
January 29, 2019 – 9:00 pm | 3 Comments
King’s Axe Game – 1954

The King’s Axe game was played between Eatonville and Bethel High Schools. This 1954 article by Don Kitchel reads:

King’s Axe, the trophy donated three years ago by John Swanson of Eatonville and played annually by …

Triangle Lunch
January 28, 2019 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Triangle Lunch

I’m not sure if any of you remember going to the Triangle for lunch, or in my case ice cream cones. As a treat, we would jump in the car and drive up to get …

Article about National – Dispatch 1981
January 27, 2019 – 9:48 pm | 5 Comments
Article about National – Dispatch 1981

This article on National, Washington (near Ashford) ran, I believe in 1981 in the Dispatch. Unfortunately the date is a bit hard to read. But I’ve written the article below to make reading a bit …

Eatonville Dispatch June 23, 1916
January 21, 2019 – 10:10 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Dispatch June 23, 1916

I absolutely love reading this issue of the Dispatch — June 23, 1916. It is filled with so much detail about what was going on back then. I invite anyone to click on it, blow it …