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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Early Ambulances (and the Rising Corpse)
February 8, 2013 – 5:03 pm | 3 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, …

Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)
January 29, 2013 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)

The move from horses to cars didn’t happen overnight. You can see from this picture of Mashell Avenue during the winter of 1914.
Per Pat Van Eaton, this pictures shows a big time of change for Eatonville. …

Charlie Boettcher Moving Logs
January 28, 2013 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Charlie Boettcher Moving Logs

Charlie (Charles) Beottcher was well known as a logger in the Alder area. Here’s shot of him moving logs. At the base of the pole you can see where he (or someone) has been splitting. …

Mashell Telephone Exchange
January 28, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Mashell Telephone Exchange

N. P. Christensen b0ught the  Mashell Telephone Exchange from Dye and Biggs in 1912. Despite the fact that Mashell Ave. is dirt, this picture looks like it could have been taken yesterday.
It wasn’t quite the …

Arthur Fyfe and the Ladies of Alder
January 27, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Arthur Fyfe and the Ladies of Alder

Arthur Fyfe (brother of Andrew Fyfe) is here in with a few girlfriends in Alder, probably in the early 1900s. It’s a playful picture,  but the black Victorian gloves the girls are wearing meant they …

Lloyd Sachs (first person born in Elbe)
January 25, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Lloyd Sachs (first person born in Elbe)

Lloyd Sachs was famous for at least one thing — he was the first child born in Elbe.
His father, Adam Sachs, settled in Elbe in the early 1890s. Before the railroad came to Elbe in …