Mashell Ave. in 1942
August 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

Josie Johnston posted this picture on Facebook the other day. It inspired some memories from locals.
Josie: I’m just messing around on some historical research sites today and found this very cool view of what the Hotes …

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Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 3 of 3
August 24, 2016 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
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Close up some of the crew at the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. 

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Taking down a log for the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. 

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Sawing down a tree for the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. 

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The crew at the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. in front of  a steam donkey. 

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Some of the crew standing in front of large tree taken down.

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Men standing outside the Elbe and Shingle Co. camp.

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View of the Elble Lumber & Shingle Co. camp.

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Taking down a big tree in Elbe.

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A different shot of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. camp. 

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A close up on some of the men working for Elbe Lumber and Shingle. Co. 

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Close up on men working at that Elbe Lumber and Shingle Co. camp.

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Close up on the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Co. camp.

Logging for Elbe Lumber and Shingle Co.

Logging for Elbe Lumber and Shingle Co.

If you read the previous two posts, you’ll already know that last week on Ebay last week there was a wall card up for auction that I didn’t win. It had all sorts of shots of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Company, as well as the logging camp and scene of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad.

Thankfully the seller broke down all the shots, so I can share them with you here. This will come in several sections. This is the third installment of three and features the lumber camp.

Let me know if you recognize anyone!

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Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 2 of 3
August 23, 2016 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 2 of 3

On Ebay last week, there was a wall card up for auction, will all kinds of shots of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Company, as well as the logging camp and scene of the Tacoma Eastern …

Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 1 of 3
August 22, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 1 of 3

On Ebay last week, there was a wall card up for auction, will all kinds of shots of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Company, as well as the logging camp and scene of the Tacoma …

The Driver Training Car (1961)
August 16, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment
The Driver Training Car (1961)

John Van Eaton and Hans Olson shake hands in front of the Methodist Church on Mashell Ave. in September 1961. The plaque on the car reads: The Driver Training Car, Provided as a Public Service by …

St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)
August 12, 2016 – 8:34 pm | 3 Comments
St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)

These are great shots taken in Kapowsin, and some by Kinsey, the professional photographer of the time, who went around a captured the Northwest logging era.
The first picture shows the crew, as well as a …

1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads
August 3, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads

This comes to us from Terry Larson. She scanned these ads straight from the 1912-1913 Eatonville High School catalog.
Some familiar names here. And several of these business were brand new — had just started up …

A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)
July 23, 2016 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)

This image comes straight from the Eatonville History Facebook page and was posted by Josie Johnston: “This is looking down Center towards Mashell if you were standing in the street near modern day Community Center.”
Ryan …

Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller
July 5, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Ohop Valley was populated with Norwegians — like Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and daughter Signe Keller. This family lived in one of the original homes still standing, near …

Kapowsin High School 1928 Football Team
July 4, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Kapowsin High School 1928 Football Team

This 1928 article covered the first Kapowsin High School football team:
1 W. Bergt
2 L. Wiklund
3 McGee
4 Ed Erickson
5 Woodring
6 Command
7 Stanke
8 Nelson
9 Tibbitts
10 Hopkins
11 Wiklund
12 Wood
13 Zack, Mgr.
14 Bowers
15 Schuh
16 Miller
17 Harrison
18 Sumner Res. . . …

First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)
July 3, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville School District has come a long way in the last 100+ years. This was Eatonville’s first schoolhouse. You can find it today at Glacier View Park. 
Here is some information about the little school house …

Eatonville School Kids (ca. 1905)
June 25, 2016 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville School Kids (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville school room class size was a little smaller in 1905. This photo was provided by Terry Larson and he hopes some of you can help identify some of the children.
“The little girl in …