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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Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 3 of 3
August 24, 2016 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 3 of 3

If you read the previous two posts, you’ll already know that last week on Ebay last week there was a wall card up for auction that I didn’t win. It had all sorts of shots of …

Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 2 of 3
August 23, 2016 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 2 of 3

On Ebay last week, there was a wall card up for auction, will all kinds of shots of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Company, as well as the logging camp and scene of the Tacoma Eastern …

Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 1 of 3
August 22, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 1 of 3

On Ebay last week, there was a wall card up for auction, will all kinds of shots of the Elbe Lumber & Shingle Company, as well as the logging camp and scene of the Tacoma …

St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)
August 12, 2016 – 8:34 pm | 3 Comments
St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)

These are great shots taken in Kapowsin, and some by Kinsey, the professional photographer of the time, who went around a captured the Northwest logging era.
The first picture shows the crew, as well as a …

1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads
August 3, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads

This comes to us from Terry Larson. She scanned these ads straight from the 1912-1913 Eatonville High School catalog.
Some familiar names here. And several of these business were brand new — had just started up …

Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller
July 5, 2016 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Ohop Valley was populated with Norwegians — like Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and daughter Signe Keller. This family lived in one of the original homes still standing, near …

Kapowsin High School 1928 Football Team
July 4, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Kapowsin High School 1928 Football Team

This 1928 article covered the first Kapowsin High School football team:
1 W. Bergt
2 L. Wiklund
3 McGee
4 Ed Erickson
5 Woodring
6 Command
7 Stanke
8 Nelson
9 Tibbitts
10 Hopkins
11 Wiklund
12 Wood
13 Zack, Mgr.
14 Bowers
15 Schuh
16 Miller
17 Harrison
18 Sumner Res. . . …

First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)
July 3, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville School District has come a long way in the last 100+ years. This was Eatonville’s first schoolhouse. You can find it today at Glacier View Park. 
Here is some information about the little school house …

Eatonville School Kids (ca. 1905)
June 25, 2016 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville School Kids (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville school room class size was a little smaller in 1905. This photo was provided by Terry Larson and he hopes some of you can help identify some of the children.
“The little girl in …

National Map (1908)
May 10, 2016 – 9:00 am | 11 Comments
National Map (1908)

This is 1908 plat map of National, filed with Pierce County.
Pat Walgamott says, “An “unofficial” plat of the National townsite;  as far as I know the town never fulfilled its expectations!  This was sent in …