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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Taking down those BIG trees
September 10, 2013 – 3:22 am | No Comment
Taking down those BIG trees

These three men were photographed taking down one of the large trees near Eatonville. On the right, on the springboard, is Clyde Williams.
They made the men tough back then. I don’t know about you, but …

Farming in Eatonville (early 1900s)
September 4, 2013 – 11:26 pm | No Comment
Farming in Eatonville (early 1900s)

For all of you that have brought in hay, you’ll appreciate this stack of hay. It had to be cut, dried, brought it in and stacked, without the use of modern machinery. (Notice the low …

Peterson 8th Grade Certificate of Graduation (1923)
September 3, 2013 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
Peterson 8th Grade Certificate of Graduation (1923)

Helen Peterson’s 1923 eighth grade Certificate of Graduation has a lot of interesting information.
• Grades were listed right there on the certificate.
• Agriculture was one of the major subjects.
• Certificates were signed by county superintendents.
Lesson …

1926 Cruiser Becomes Eatonville Mascot
August 30, 2013 – 10:20 pm | No Comment
1926 Cruiser Becomes Eatonville Mascot

In 1926 — the same year that Winnie the Pooh was published and the first Pontiac was built — Eatonville made the Cruiser their official mascot. A timber cruiser goes out an examines a stand …

First Eatonville Stage (1912)
August 30, 2013 – 12:19 am | 2 Comments
First Eatonville Stage (1912)

This was the first Eatonville stage owed by Chas (Charles) Fredricksen.
“In 1912 the auto stage replaced the horse drawn stage lines, although the Eatonville fire fighters continued to use a horse cart propelled by man-power …

Canyada Lodge – The Early Days
August 26, 2013 – 5:06 pm | No Comment
Canyada Lodge – The Early Days

There seems to be a certain fascination with the Canyada Lodge. Maybe it’s the fact that there was such a luxurious spot in La Grande or that it had such a short life span before …

Dog at the Control Center of Mashell Telephone
August 25, 2013 – 4:16 pm | One Comment
Dog at the Control Center of Mashell Telephone

The Christensen family was having a little fun and their dog seems a natural at the switchboard in 1914.
N.P. Christensen has just purchased the Mashell Telephone Exchange in 1912.
Photo courtesy of the Haynes family.
Click on …

Redman – Pocahontas Picnic (early 1900s)
August 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Redman – Pocahontas Picnic (early 1900s)

The Redman – Pocahontas picnic was held down on the Nisqually river. In front you can see not only did they bring food, but they cooked some up as well.
I hope the walk wasn’t too …

Death Certificate of Charles Franklin
August 20, 2013 – 5:19 pm | No Comment
Death Certificate of Charles Franklin

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the murder on Marshell Ave. back in 1901, just click HERE.
For those of you who already know about it, this is the death certificate of the victim, …

Eatonville Dentist, Dr. Hill (ca. 1920s)
August 19, 2013 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Dentist, Dr. Hill (ca. 1920s)

The information that came with this photo was that this man was Dr. Hill, one of Eatonville’s earlier dentists. “His office was in the northwest corner of the drug store [Kirk’s Pharmacy].”
I believe to the …