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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Glacier Basin Adventure in early 1900s and today
November 18, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Great Basin Adventure - early 1990s and today

Glacier Basin Adventure – early 1990s and today

Here’s a little before and after combo. The top is the Glacier Basin Adventure in the very early 1900s, and below is the same view in 2016.

It’s hard to believe there was mining done at Mt. Rainier. “In 1948, 47 tons of ore was shipped off to Tacoma. In fact, it wasn’t until 1984 that the government purchased the last of the park’s inholdings. (The Big Fact Book of Mount Rainier)

Thank you Jeff Morrison for providing these.

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LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)
November 18, 2016 – 12:37 am | One Comment
LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)

This wonderful image is provided courtesy of Jeannie Woehl and Tacoma Power. It looks like a single gas pump in LaGrande, Washington, probably from the 1940s while they were working on the dam. And, of …

Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016
November 14, 2016 – 9:43 pm | One Comment
Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016

Thank you Jeff Morrison for showing us a glimpse of Glacier Basin then and now. The first shot was taken in the early 1900s, the lower one taken in 2016.
The Glacier Basin hike is a …

Eatonville in the 30s or 40s
November 12, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville in the 30s or 40s

Saundra Hill posted this shot of the town on the Eatonville History Facebook page.
She says, “Aerial view of Eatonville 1930’s or 1940’s. I found this in my grandma’s photos, Lila Puariea, who moved to Eatonville …

LaGrande and Power Station Building 1940s
November 12, 2016 – 1:15 am | No Comment
LaGrande and Power Station Building 1940s

The new Alder Dam was completed in the 1940s, replacing an older version built in 1912.
During construction you would have seen scenes likes these at LaGrande.
Photos courtesy of Jeannie Woehl and Tacoma Power.
Click on …

LaGrande after the earthquake
November 7, 2016 – 10:31 pm | No Comment
LaGrande after the earthquake

This image shows the earthquake slip in LaGrande, Wash. I’m guessing this was the earthquake of April 29, 1949.
The Oregon Department of Geology states, “It was a magnitude 7.1, Olympia, eight killed and $150 million in damage …

Malcolm’s Shop-Rite Tokens
November 4, 2016 – 9:14 pm | No Comment
Malcolm’s Shop-Rite Tokens

Remember Malcom’s Shop-Rite (now the home of the Medical Billing Center). Here are some tokens from when it was a busy grocery. As you can see, they were foot for 1 cent, on up to …

Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s
November 2, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s

These LaGrande homes may not be standing any longer, but the these snowy shots will live on. The interesting thing about these images is that the residents were staying warm with electricity not wood (no …

LaGrande in the 1912-1950
November 1, 2016 – 5:56 pm | 3 Comments
LaGrande in the 1912-1950

 
We are lucky enough to have a great photos shared by Jeannie Woehl.
Her family had lived in LaGrande, Wash., when she was young and contacted Tacoma Power for any images that they might have. They provided …

FFA (ca. 1947)
October 14, 2016 – 10:54 pm | One Comment
FFA (ca. 1947)

I was eating at the Cruiser Cafe and saw my dad’s picture in one of the table photos. (If you haven’t eaten there, they have old Eatonville annual photos on the surfaces of all the tables.)
This …

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