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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Eatonville Baseball (early 1900s)
November 10, 2014 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Baseball (early 1900s)

With a state full of of Seahawk fans, it’s hard to image that not long ago it was baseball that got folks excited. You didn’t just root your team on, you joined a team.
“Nothing unified a …

Ohop Weekly (1928)
November 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ohop Weekly (1928)

The Ohop Weekly, printed in 1928 by the Edgerton School, shows that not a lot has changed — just the names.
Ohop Weekly

Editor: Alice Peterson
Assist. Editor: Fred Johnson
Sports Editor: L. Anderson
Society Editor: J. Anderson
Reporters: Jewel Anderson, …

Mount Rainier National Park – Nisqually Entrance (1903 & 2014)
November 3, 2014 – 10:58 pm | No Comment
Mount Rainier National Park – Nisqually Entrance (1903 & 2014)

For over a century, people have been traveling up to Mount Rainier National Park. Some things have stayed the same, the mountain, the big trees and the fresh air. The Nisqually entrance however has seen …

Kissing in Kapowsin (ca. 1918)
October 28, 2014 – 4:15 pm | No Comment
Kissing in Kapowsin (ca. 1918)

Here’s a postcard from Leo out of Kapowsin from the early 1900’s (based on the dress) and the age of the card.
The first post office in Kapowsin was called Kapousen, which was open from 1890 …

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 | One 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 …