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

Eatonville Hotel Matchbook cover

Eatonville Hotel Matchbook cover

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 the Van Eaton cabin.

This matchbook promoted the popular hotel when it was owned by Dick Taylor and Margaret Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Eatonville Hotel, July 1967

Eatonville Hotel, July 1967

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 | No Comment
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 …

1952 Basketball B Class Champions
February 20, 2017 – 11:52 pm | No Comment
1952 Basketball B Class Champions

This article ran in the Eatonville Dispatch in 1952. It begins with “The score books show that Eatonville High School basketball team, the second best “B” class team in the state of Washington.
The team was …

National Mill, ca. 1940s
January 6, 2017 – 3:39 am | 5 Comments
National Mill, ca. 1940s

For those of you who find town of National, and the mill that used operate there, fascinating, then you’re in for a treat. This image comes from David Gestrid.  He says, “My dad was  born in …

Redman Hall Indian
January 4, 2017 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Redman Hall Indian

The Redman Hall was once an important piece of the Eatonville community life. (It stood where the Landmark is now.) Over the years people met there forIORM meetings, auctions, dances, wrestling matches and more.
Now the indian head …