Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | No Comment

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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Clyde Williams (1971)
September 23, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Clyde Williams 1971

Clyde Williams 1971

This shot of Clyde Williams was taken in 1971 by Joe Larin. You only have to search Clyde’s name on this blog to find out he and his family were a big piece of the community.

Clyde Williams and Frank Van Eaton, 1911

Clyde Williams and Frank Van Eaton, 1911

I’ve always liked this second shot of Clyde and Frank Van Eaton take at the Washington State Fair in 1908. The two boys look like they were less than happy to have their picture taken. And Clyde has about the same expression 60 years later.

Image courtesy of the Baublits family.

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Original Eatonville Schoolhouse
September 23, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Original Eatonville Schoolhouse

The original Eatonville schoolhouse was restored and sits next to Glacier View Park. Before it was restored though,  it looked like this. A bit more weathered and sporting a chimney.
I believe the two-story building to …

1974 – Talent for an Old Time Dance
September 22, 2016 – 9:44 pm | No Comment
1974 – Talent for an Old Time Dance

I found this in some old minutes from the historical society (around 1974). They were going to do an old-timey dance at the Ohop Grange to raise money for the restoration of the old school …

Special Meeting of the Historical Society – June 16, 1975
September 21, 2016 – 11:51 pm | No Comment
Special Meeting of the Historical Society – June 16, 1975

These are the minutes of the special meeting of the historical society in 1975. It makes me kind of sad because they talk about the possibility of making the old hotel into a museum (used …

PTA Play, 1963
September 14, 2016 – 10:33 pm | One Comment
PTA Play, 1963

This is a fabulous shot of an Eatonville PTA performance from 1963. I love the “Hiss” sign!
I’m not sure who these folks are though. But thanks to everyone, I think I got some answers.
BaLeft to …

Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)
September 9, 2016 – 6:06 pm | No Comment
Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)

As many already know, we recently lost a former teacher a dear member of the community, Margit Thorvaldson. Below was provided by Margit’s niece, Anne Kristoffersen.
July 19 1928 – August 27 2016
Margit Thorvaldson, age 88, …

Ohop Bob, early 1930s
September 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Ohop Bob, early 1930s

Came across this postcard of Ohop Bob on Ebay. Couldn’t help but purchase it. It was probably taken in the 1930s after the second story was put on. I love that you can see the …

Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948
September 7, 2016 – 5:10 pm | One Comment
Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948

Jonas Asplund, was a farmer, a pilot . . . as well as a ham radio operator, call sign W71G.
QSO commonly refers to the contact between two amateur radio stations. Jonas mailed this proof of contact …

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

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 …

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 …