Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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Christensen’s Store – 1942
April 19, 2018 – 5:13 pm | One Comment

Christensen’s 1942

With the old Christensen’s store, (which also became the Sears store) being currently remodeled into a thrift store, this seemed like a good time to post this shot taken in 1942.

Alice Wingrove writes, “My parents bought things they needed for many years from Christensen’s. I remember George Neistadt use to work at the garage next door for many years.”

Things evolve and the store will be reopening soon. We wish is luck.

Photo courtesy of JoAnn Palmer.

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Acting Out During Robin Hood Days – 1956
April 9, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Acting Out During Robin Hood Days – 1956

During the 1950s, after the the Eatonville mill shut down, the town went into kind of a panic. How would it survive with its major industry gone? How could …

Rainier School and Mrs. Williams (ca. 1950s)
April 8, 2018 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Rainier School and Mrs. Williams (ca. 1950s)

Joe Larin captured this image. The information I have with it is “Mrs. Williams outside the Rainier School.” I’m not entirely sure of the year, but the schoolhouse (and the school teacher) look a little …

Waiving from the Flag Pole (1914)
April 7, 2018 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
Waiving from the Flag Pole (1914)

We did a post a while back about the flag pole going up in 1914. Roni Johnson had an even better photo (from her family album) of the event. Here is Henry Christensen waiving from …

Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950
April 7, 2018 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950

This photo of Nisqually River in Elbe was taken January 1, 1950 — the same year the Peanuts comic strip began.
Off to the right you can see the tiny Elbe Church and the IOOF building.
Photo …

Elbe IOOF, 1954
March 15, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe IOOF, 1954

The exact date of this image is unknown, but was probably taken around January, 1954.
The writing on the photo reads “Elbe BM – across from Depot – CMP.S.”
To the right is a a clear view …

Elbe Church, 1944
March 14, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Church, 1944

Today, the tiny Elbe Church built in 1906 is beautifully preserved. However, back on November 15, 1944, it looked like it could use a little TLC.
“A founder of the town, Heinrich Lutkens, donated the land …

Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944
March 13, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944

If you had been driving up from Eatonville to Eble in 1944, you may have had to stop for this train, at the “relocation” crossing. (The train tracks had to be rerouted to accommodate the …

Nisqually-Alder Reservoir – Elbe 1957
March 11, 2018 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Nisqually-Alder Reservoir – Elbe 1957

A look at Elbe in 1957 at 1,197 feet.
If you look close, you can spot a lot of the buildings of today, including the tiny church and today’s the popular railroad, among others.
Thanks to the …

Nisqually-Alder Reservoir, 1954
March 10, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Nisqually-Alder Reservoir, 1954

This is an aerial shot, taken from Elbe on October 6, 1954. Below is the Nisqually-Alder Reservoir.
Construction on the Alder dam we see today was started in 1942 and completed in 1945. (There was an …

Sachs Corner in Elbe, December 2, 1942
March 9, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Sachs Corner in Elbe, December 2, 1942

Here we have Sachs Corner located in Elbe, Washington. The information with this photo reads — December 2, 1942, Alder Basin showing logging donkey upset at Elbe.
Adam Sachs starting logging operations in the area in …