Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

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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Hearts Lake School (ca. 1901)
November 19, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Hearts Lake School (ca. 1901)

The kids at Harts Lake School look just like the kids from today, just a little different clothes and fewer cell phones.
Mabel Stafford is third from the left. And Bill Horsfall is 5th from the …

1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)
November 19, 2014 – 3:12 am | No Comment
1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)

Want to get a glimpse of Eatonville in 1912? Just look at the advertisements. This page of ads comes from the 1912 EHS High School Catalog. You may recognize some familiar names. A. W. Bridge …

Last Look at the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm (2014)
November 11, 2014 – 5:20 pm | One Comment
Last Look at the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm (2014)

Martin Burwash took this shot while he was helping his dad, Steve Burwash, move from the Burwash/Kjelstad farm and home. The original family members were pioneers in Ohop Valley and generations of the family lived on …

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 …