Month: November 2017

Eatonville Hotel matchbook cover

Eatonville Hotel Matchbook cover
Eatonville Hotel Matchbook cover
Eatonville Hotel Matchbook cover
Eatonville Hotel Matchbook cover

The Eatonville Hotel had a long history before it was taken down in the late 1960s. (It used to stand next to Key Bank.)

It was built in the 1912 and for a long time incorporated the Van Eaton cabin.

This matchbook promoted the popular hotel when it was owned by Dick Taylor and Margaret Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Eatonville Hotel, July 1967
Eatonville Hotel, July 1967

Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shot matchbook cover

Eatonville shoe repair matchbook
Eatonville shoe repair matchbook

Matchbook covers were, and still are, a popular way to promote a business. Here is a matchbook cover advertising the Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shop, probably in the 1940s. This is a time when logging was big business for the town because Highline & Bergman were known for their logging boots.

And an easy-to-remember number 128-J-2.

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Little Eatonville spoon – 1920s

1920s Eatonville spoon
1920s Eatonville spoon

This little sterling silver spoon, about 3″ long, engraved with the words Eatonville, was probably given away by one of the shops in Eatonville in the 1920s (per Terry Van Eaton).

If anyone has any idea which shop, please free free to comment. One suggestion was the Hearon Jewelry store. 

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Paradise cabins

Paradise Cabins and Tatoosh Range Ashford
Paradise Cabins and Tatoosh Range Ashford

Hi,

I apologize for being away so long. But I’m back now, with a lot of great images of the Eatonville community, all the way up to Rainier.

Here is one image of the Paradise cabins and Tatoosh Range at the Mount Rainier National Park. As it turns out, this postcard — and the dense writing on the base — is currently for Sale on ebay.

Back of Paradise cabin postcard
Back of Paradise cabin postcard

I believe the photo was probably taken in the 1939. For more information, click here.

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