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Clifford and Launa Manning (ca. 1930s)

Manning article from the Dispatch
Manning article from the Dispatch

This great article appeared in the Dispatch some time ago (maybe the 30s – still trying to find out).

It reads:  The greatest gathering of old timers here since the famed barbecues of Indian Henry will be at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Clifford Manning Sunday from 1 to 5 o’clock in observances  oft heir golden wedding anniversary.

Among those expected to enjoy the beef barbecue will be Indian Henry tribesmen who attended the old Ohop School with Mrs. Manning when she was Miss Launa King.

Mrs. Manning was born in the log cabin of her homesteading parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Dillard King, who came to the area in 1889. The King homestead included most of the land across the highway from where Ohop Bob now stands. The log cabin where Mrs. Manning was born still stands.

Her parents were originally from North Carolina. They left the state for Texas and settled in Farmersville, but fevers caused them to migrate across the plains to southern Pierce County.

Mr. Manning is a member of the Delano family and a third cousin of the late president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His mother was an officer in the early day Tacoma Salvation Army. 

The King Family
The King Family

Mr. and Mrs. Manning have one child, Mrs. Robert Games of Eatonville rural route, and two grandchildren, Manning and Frank Games.

Image courtesy of Deanna King.

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Mt. Rainier Guides 1924

Look at these handsome guides from 1924. Pictured are (left to right) Joe Grigs, Frank Manning, Nuls Widman, Paul Moser, Heinie Fuhrer, Hans Fuhrer, Tony Bell, Tommy Hermans, Waldo Chamberlain, Wes Langlow and Bill Duggan.

This is what The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier says about guides:

Leonard Longmire set himself up as the first “professional” (paid) guide and changed a fee of $1.00 per person for the trip to the top of Camp Muir. Business wasn’t exactly booming, and by 1898 he left the Mountain to search for gold in the Klondike. That didn’t last long, and he soon was back.

John Reese employed guides at his “Camp of the Clouds” above Paradise as early as 1903. One of them was Joseph Stampfler, a very popular young guide, who from the age of 14, had lived with the Longmires. As a small boy, he had accompanied the Muir party of 1888. “Little Joe” also operated his guide service out of the tent-camp at Indian Henrys Hunting Ground from the late 1800s until 1914. His younger brother Jules also guided at various times between 1941 and 1918.

On August 14, 1909, two climbers perished in a storm. In 1911, as a result of those deaths, Park Superintendent E. S. Hall instituted an “Official Guide System” for Mount Rainier, copied after the Swiss System. Each climbing party was limited to eight persons. Four persons were authorized to act as guides, one of whom was not permitted to guide to the summit, nor across any glacier.”

By 1914, at least four guides were authorized, three to be paid $25 per trip.

Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – The Ms (early 1950)

Mashell Telephone Company Switchboard, the M's
Mashell Telephone Company Switchboard, the M’s

Mashell Telephone Company used a switchboard up until the early 1950s. This page shows the M’s. You may recognize some familiar names.

• J.R. Morris, 2-3582
• Moore-Haven Rest Home, 2-4821
Bert Morrison, 2-4311
• E. F. Morgan, 2-3517
• Belle Morgan, 2-3853
• Frank Maxwell Jr., 2-4252
• Silvio (Joe) Mariani, 2-4251
Clifford Manning
• Quinto Marchetti, 864
• Olaf Malcom, 2-4436
• Robert Marshall, 2-4291
• Masonic Lodge, 242
John Malm, 2-3215
Olaf Malcom (Liquor Store), 222
• Matt Mastrappe, 2-4234
• R. J. McCord, 2-4145
• Ed McCollum, 2-4444
• Mrs. Esther R. McDonald, 2-4827
• J. McGowen, 174
• Richard McKim, 2-4434
• Wm. G. McGuire (Benbow Resort), 2-3666
• Charles McKasson, 2-4443
• W. A. McPhee, 462
• Charles McTee Jr., 2-4174
• Bert Meddaugh, 2-4734
Glen Melvin, 2-8515
Louie Mettler, 6R13
• Henry Meyers, 2-3311

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Building Road to Silver Lake, 1908

Early Eatonville Road Crew taking a break
Early Eatonville Road Crew taking a break

Today when you needed a road repaired, you get in touch with the county or the state highway department. In 1908, if you needed road work you called on your neighbors.

This local group of buys were taking time out for lunch while building the road to Silver Lake were:

Lower row, left to right: Clyde Wallace, George H. Nelson Sr., Clifford Manning, Henry Wesserling, Mr. Finnegan, Frank McTee, Charlie Asmussen.

Middle row, left to right: Chris Nelson, Roscoe King, Alfred Ohneck, Bob Fiander, Milton Smith, Dad Heaton, Charlie McTee.

Top row, left to right: Oscar Faulk, Andrew Anderson, Nels Asplund, Fred Guske Sr., Ace Mattox, Ed Reiter, Ryder, Charlie Kreger, Axel Berg and Louis Wesserling.