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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Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)
October 25, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)

This postcard was sent to John J. Falk back in 1911 from Sweden.
Translation: Wish you a happy and good Pentecost. I am well and of good health. Lots of greetings with this card. To you from …

The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)
October 13, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)

This excerpt is taken from a Dr. A. W. Bridge biography, written by Karen Swanson. She collected information about Dr. Bridge from many of the “old timers” of Eatonville, Wash.

Clinics and Hospitals
In National it was …

Taking a trip to Nisqually Glacier (1925)
October 10, 2014 – 10:36 pm | No Comment
Taking a trip to Nisqually Glacier (1925)

This shot was taken August 9, 1925, (the same year the first motel opened in the U.S) when a group of folks drove up to Rainier to see the Nisqually Glacier. 
As you can see, the …

Previous Home on Center Street
October 6, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Previous Home on Center Street

I don’t know a lot about this picture. It came with the following info: “House previously where Mardora Dawkin’s home is now. Was torn down to Mori could build the present home.”
The Dawkins home is …

1923 Calendar from Christensen’s Dept. Store
September 25, 2014 – 4:33 pm | One Comment
1923 Calendar from Christensen’s Dept. Store

Thank you Steve Burwash for sharing this great find—a 1923 calendar from Christensen’s Department Store. (This is the same year Transcontinental airmail service begins and Elmer Rice’s “Adding Machine” premieres in NYC.)
Here’s a shot too of what …

Christensen Barrel (early 1900s)
September 19, 2014 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Christensen Barrel (early 1900s)

This little barrel owned by Steve Burwash came from the Christensen store many years back. Steve says that when he played in a little band, his son Martin Burwash used it as a stool.
The barrel still faintly …

Weyerhaeuser Church (early 1900s)
September 4, 2014 – 4:20 pm | 3 Comments
Weyerhaeuser Church (early 1900s)

In the early 1900s, not too far off Highway 7, around 340th where the fire station now stands, sat the Weyerhaeuser Church. It’s long gone now, but two individuals have memories of the little church.
Scott …

Pete Peterson’s Children (ca. 1917)
August 28, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Pete Peterson’s Children (ca. 1917)

Meet Pete Peterson‘s children . . . and Torger Peterson’s grandchildren.
“On the top (the oldest) is Theodore Peterson. Helen Peterson is on his right and Carleton Peterson is on his left. Pearl Peterson is the girl …

Hiking on Paradise Glacier (ca. 1920s)
August 26, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Hiking on Paradise Glacier (ca. 1920s)

People probably started hiking on Mount Rainier the day the found out there was a mountain.
Here’s a postcard  of hikers in the early 1900s on Paradise Glacier (Little Nisqually Glacier). This particular glacier has been receding …

Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)
August 25, 2014 – 2:28 am | No Comment
Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)

The Kjelstad barn in Ohop Valley was built in 1910. Today it is part of the Nisqually Land Trust and looks just as grand as the day it was built. I hope they keep it …