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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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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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 …

Eatonville Girls with Their Guys (ca. early 1920s)
August 15, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Girls with Their Guys (ca. early 1920s)

As soon as there were cars, girls and guys have been taking them out for a drive. Here is a group of young Eatonville kids back in the 1920s having fun.
Left to right: Velma LeMaster Kjelstad, …

Annie Henrickson Camping (ca.1920s)
August 14, 2013 – 5:25 pm | No Comment
Annie Henrickson Camping (ca.1920s)

Camping on a river bank is still as fun now as it was then. Here’s Annie (Anna) Henrickson showing how it’s done.
Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis.
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The Life and Times of T.C. Van Eaton’s Cabin
August 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Life and Times of T.C. Van Eaton’s Cabin

If walls could talk, T.C. Van Eaton’s little log cabin out at the Millpond Park would have a lot to say.
When T.C. Van Eaton purchased the dense woods that would one day become Eatonville, the …

Ohop Valley, Then and Then
August 6, 2013 – 5:22 pm | One Comment
Ohop Valley, Then and Then

Got these two RPPCs (real photo post cards) off Ebay of Ohop Valley. They show the early farms and their development. The first one was taken been 1907-1920, then second was a little later (ca. …