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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Historical Society Raising Money to Save Tofu House

Submitted by on October 12, 2014 – 9:00 amOne Comment
Tofu House — Milk Parlor

Tofu House — Milk Parlor

The Eatonville Historical Society is raising money to save the Tofu House.

Bob Walters, President of the South Pierce County Historical Society says, “Our town’s Japanese-American residents had a big role in its early growth. We have a chance to preserve that part of Eatonville’s history if enough people support the campaign to save the “Tofu House” – the old milk house from the lumber company dairy, which was operated by a Japanese family, the Kiriharas.”

The goal is to move the Tofu House near the Van Eaton cabin and restore it so that it will continue on as a memorial and educational tool.

For information about how you can donate information, contact Bob or Dixie Walters at senemaat@rainierconnect.com.

Top of Tofu house

Top of Tofu house

Current state of the Tofu House

Current state of the Tofu House

One Comment »

  • Kathi Henderson says:

    I have recently been introduced to this site, very interesting.

    Clara “Gram” Jensen was my Great Grandmother. I was 11 when she and Grandma Acuff moved into town from the farm.

    Were you able to save the Tofu House? I had never heard of it before.

    I do remember that my Mom, Mae Ladine “Chick” Duffy McConnell, told me that there Student Body President (forgive me I forgot his name) was one of the Japanese that was inturned during WWII. So very sad.

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