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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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 …

Walter Ashford and Family (early 1900s)
January 24, 2013 – 4:18 pm | 12 Comments
Walter Ashford and Family (early 1900s)

The town of Ashford, Wash., was named after Walter Ashford in 1905. Here he is with this family at their homestead.
Left to Right: Cora Hershey Ashford, Zinal, Emma, John and Walter. Mildred is standing in front.
Photo …

Elbe Mill
January 12, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Mill

The mill in Elbe (the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Company) was once a large operation. It was located a mile north of Elbe and from this picture you can see the rail coming in and …

Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)
January 11, 2013 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)

This is a muddy photo of a muddy Mashell Ave. in the early 1900s. The Methodist Churh, which is still standing today is on the left. The Red Men Hall is on the right.
“The Nisqually …

T. C. Van Eaton’s Stage Coaches
January 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
T. C. Van Eaton’s Stage Coaches

Here we see the stage coaches that took people from Eatonville to Tacoma.
“The two wagons in the center are T. C. Van Eaton’s stage coaches and one of the men standing by it is T.C.,” …

Clay City (the early days)
January 8, 2013 – 6:42 pm | 2 Comments
Clay City (the early days)

Here we see bricks being produced at Clay City in the early 1900s.
This shot was probably taken shortly after 1907 when The Far West Lumber Company formed the Far West Clay Company and opened the Clay …

EHS Champion basketball team (1920-21)
January 5, 2013 – 9:46 pm | 2 Comments
EHS Champion basketball team (1920-21)

It seems like almost every picture of the early Eatonville High School basketball teams seems to be of a championship team. These players rocked in the house during the 1920-21 season and came away as …

Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012
January 1, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012

THANK YOU to everyone who has visited this site and made it a success. In 2012 there were 58,623 visits — roughly 19 times the population of Eatonville.
Your input is making this a valuable addition …