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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Emma and Ernest Boettcher and the BIG Trees

Submitted by on November 21, 2014 – 9:00 amNo Comment
Ernest Boettcher

Ernest Boettcher

Emma Boettcher Mc Gillivary

Emma Boettcher Mc Gilivery

The trees were enormous early in the 1900s. Here are Emma Boettcher McGilvery and Ernest Boettcher of Alder standing with some of the incredible trees.

What seems almost impossible to imagine is that the tree Ernest is standing in front of was sawed down with a two man crosscut saw. If you look closely you can see the saw still in the tree at the top.

If you’re curious, check out this video Chainsaw vs. Crosscut saw. I apologize for the quality, but it’s demonstrates that the saw and two men could get the job done.

Photos courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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