Eatonville Hospital – 1921
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Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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Torger Peterson’s Road Poll Tax – 1899

Submitted by on April 10, 2012 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Road Poll Tax 1899-1

Road Poll Tax 1899-1

It appears Torger Peterson paid his 1899 Road Poll Tax of $4.00 versus working on the roads.

In 1899 every male 21 years or older had to pay the road poll tax or pay by labor of $4/day ($4 equivalent to  $105 today) or 2 days of labor. Each man had to provide his own tool (axe, shovel or pick) as directed by the supervisor when the supervisor needed them out for work. (Per Enumclaw Heritage.)

It’s an interesting way to keep your roads in shape.

Road Tax Notice 1899

Road Tax Notice 1899

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