Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | One Comment

If you were around in the area in the 70s and 80s, then you are familiar with Moore family. The Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford, Washington provided a place for a multitude of talented …

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Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company store
February 19, 2013 – 9:49 pm | 8 Comments
Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company store

 
For decades Eatonville residents — especially those that worked for the mill — shopped at the Eatonville Lumber Company store.
Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.
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Dr. Bridge’s Drug Store
February 19, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Dr. Bridge’s Drug Store

This is what the drug store (Kirk’s Pharmacy) looked like in the early 1900s, when it was run by Dr. A. W. Bridge.  The top floor was a hospital.
I’m told that the back bar is …

A. W. Bridge Taking a Break with his Mom, Mary Bridge
February 18, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
A. W. Bridge Taking a Break with his Mom, Mary Bridge

Dr. A. W. Bridge was one of Eatonville’s first doctors. He created some innovative programs and you may hear his name still today. He is the “Bridge” in the “Mary Bridge Children’s Hostipal” in Tacoma. When …

T.C. Van Eaton Builds home for his mother (ca. 1900)
February 14, 2013 – 11:04 pm | 2 Comments
T.C. Van Eaton Builds home for his mother (ca. 1900)

These pictures are of the home T.C. Van Eaton built for his mother, Carolyn Emerson. The house is still standing, next to the large Van Eaton home above the medical billing center.
My guess is that …

Inside the Hearon Jewelry Store
February 12, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
Inside the Hearon Jewelry Store

Where the Eatonville Outdoor sits today, on the corner of Center and Mashell, was once the Hearon Jeweler. Both H. L. Hearon and Wayne Hearon served as town councilmen sometime between 1909 and 1954 and H. …

Early Ambulances (and the Rising Corpse)
February 8, 2013 – 5:03 pm | 4 Comments
Early Ambulances (and the Rising Corpse)

When Dr. A. W. Bridge had a patient in his 1914 Model T ambulance, he found it difficult to check on the patient’s condition unless he stopped the ambulance first. The patient’s cot was behind …

Eatonville Barber Shop (ca. 1915)
February 6, 2013 – 7:05 pm | 7 Comments
Eatonville Barber Shop (ca. 1915)

Eatonville was home to an upscale barber shop around 1915. (Randy Stewart believes the barber’s name was Hendricksen.)
The local barber not only had all the latest equipment, tonics and comfortable chairs, there are also fans, …

The Nitrogen Plant May be in Your Backyard
February 4, 2013 – 4:06 am | 11 Comments
The Nitrogen Plant May be in Your Backyard

This piece of the Nitrogen Plant came from Sally (Asplund) McKay’s farm. It turns out that when the Nitrogen Plant was torn down at least some of the farmers. For the Asplund farm it was …

You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)
January 31, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)

In a time when we receive messages via email, Facebook and texting, “snail mail” seems a little old timey. In 1890 though, getting messages in and out of a frontier town was vital.
T.C. Van Eaton …

1918 Basketball Champions
January 30, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
1918 Basketball Champions

Eatonville high school has been shooting hoops for over a century. Here are the 1918 champs, including the coaches son holding the basksetball.
Front Row: Morris Calloway, Don Lyon, McKinley Van Eaton
Second Row: B. W. Lyon, …