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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Two Sides of Nate Williams (ca. 1915)
September 20, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Two Sides of Nate Williams (ca. 1915)

Eatonville pioneer Nate Williams’ life read like a character in a book. He was a trapper, hunter, prospector, miner, horse trader, and more. (Click here to read more.)
Here we see a glimpse of the many …

Ma King — on the Farm and on the Road
September 11, 2013 – 11:02 pm | No Comment
Ma King — on the Farm and on the Road

 
 
Margaret King, better known as Ma King, was as well known Eatonville pioneer. Here we see Ma King in the garden and also on the road with husband John King.
If anyone recognizes the building or …

Western Washington Fair 1910 and the Eatonville Band
September 10, 2013 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Western Washington Fair 1910 and the Eatonville Band

The Washington State Fair is in full swing right now and Eatonville has been involved in it for over a century. This is a picture of school band ready to play at was then called …

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.
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