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’s First Washing Machine

Submitted by on May 27, 2011 – 10:30 pm8 Comments
Mrs. Haynes washington with Eatonville's first washing machine

Maren Christensen washing with Eatonville's first washing machine

It’s hard to imagine that getting a washing machine was a picture-worthy event, but this washing machine was Eatonville’s first. Maren Christensen sits reading a book — no more scrubbing each piece of laundry by hand.

The Thor machine was quite high tech for the times. The makers of the Thor washer say:

Widely hailed as one of the top ten inventions of the last century, Thor washers quickly became a staple in American households, thus establishing the Thor brand as a symbol of quality and innovation.

Maren Christensen checking out her new washer.

Maren Christensen checking out her new washer.

Like many new products of its time, the Thor Washer made life easier by taking much of the labor out of a once arduous task. A machine could now handle the washing duties, freeing up many hours that before were spent scrubbing laundry.

Photo courtesy of the Haynes family.

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