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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Mt. Rainier Entrance (ca. 1920)
January 16, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Nisqually visitor entrance, ca. 1920

Nisqually visitor entrance, ca. 1920

People have been driving up to Mt. Rainier since the first car. Here’s a great shot of Nisqually visitor entrance , probably around 1920.

As you can see, not many things have change in the last 100 years — except for maybe the cameras.

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Nisqually gate 2018

Nisqually gate 2018

Little Mashell Postcard (early 1900s)
January 14, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Little Mashell Postcard (early 1900s)

This postcard of the Little Mashell is pretty interesting. The side with the falls is nice, but it’s the other side, that is entitled Paradise Valley Route, that is even more curious. It’s a shot …

Dr. Bridge’s Lumberman’s Hospital – April 30, 1912
January 13, 2018 – 11:24 pm | No Comment
Dr. Bridge’s Lumberman’s Hospital – April 30, 1912

We have an new photo provided to us by Elaine Burch. The image is of Dr. Bridge’s Lumberman’s Hospital, which was located on Mashell. (The building still stands across from the high school.)
What’s amazing about …

Eatonville Hotel matchbook cover
November 28, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Hotel matchbook cover

The Eatonville Hotel had a long history before it was taken down in the late 1960s. (It used to stand next to Key Bank.)
It was built in the 1912 and for a long time incorporated …

Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shot matchbook cover
November 27, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shot matchbook cover

Matchbook covers were, and still are, a popular way to promote a business. Here is a matchbook cover advertising the Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shop, probably in the 1940s. This is a time when logging …

Little Eatonville spoon – 1920s
November 26, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Little Eatonville spoon – 1920s

This little sterling silver spoon, about 3″ long, engraved with the words Eatonville, was probably given away by one of the shops in Eatonville in the 1920s (per Terry Van Eaton).
If anyone has any idea …

Paradise cabins
November 25, 2017 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Paradise cabins

Hi,
I apologize for being away so long. But I’m back now, with a lot of great images of the Eatonville community, all the way up to Rainier.
Here is one image of the Paradise cabins and …

1914 Eatonville/Longmire Postcard
March 13, 2017 – 10:59 pm | 2 Comments
1914 Eatonville/Longmire Postcard

This little piece of history was just for sale on Ebay. It’s a postcard from W. Harding to Elsie Holgate in Longmire Springs (the area seven miles outside Mount Rainier National Park).  It’s a shot of …

Logging in National
February 24, 2017 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Logging in National

These images come from Sandra Wood, who found them in her father’s things. Since he logged up in National, she assumes they are from that area.
Enjoy!
Photos courtesy of Sandra Wood.
Click on images to enlarge.

 
 

Ohop Valley, Kjelstad Farm, 1961
February 23, 2017 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
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 …

Dick Fry (ca. late 50s)
February 21, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Dick Fry (ca. late 50s)

This gentleman is Dick Fry. He’s pictured here working at the Richfield service station — located on Mashell Ave., where presently John Anderson operates AutoWorx.
Back then it was owned by Bud Anderson, who would later become …