Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

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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Alder Sheep Ranch

Submitted by on July 26, 2012 – 11:36 pmNo Comment
Sheep ranch - Alder

Sheep ranch - Alder

This photo was labeled Alder sheep ranch. Sheep back in the early 1900s could supply a number of things to a family. From these sheep the household could have obtained:
• Food.  Lamb comes from a sheep under a year and mutton comes from one over.
• Wool. From wool they could have made everything from clothes to carpets.
• Lanolin. Wool contains lanolin/grease, used to soften leather among other things.
• Skins. These were and are still sued to make leather.
• Dairy. Sheep milk is often used for making cheese.
• Vegetation Management. Their grazing is used to help keep down unwanted vegetation.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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