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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Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)
April 5, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)

This shot of the old Eatonville Theater taken in the late 50s, taken by Joe Larin, makes the town look like a ghost town. A new theater had been built but this time, just down …

The Railway and Engineering Review
March 28, 2016 – 11:54 pm | No Comment
The Railway and Engineering Review

A hundred years ago, trains would have been a big part of the local atmosphere. You would probably be familiar with the one out near Tanwax as well.
Photos courtesy of Cameron Wright.
Click on image to enlarge.

 

1921 Third Grade Award for Marion Newton
March 3, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
1921 Third Grade Award for Marion Newton

Perfect attendance award for third grader Marion Newton in 1921 from her teacher Helen G. Marshall an Principal White.
This was a big year for another gal. January 3, 1921 was the day Amelia Earhart took …

Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016
March 2, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016

I don’t know what’s more impressive—the iconic Paradise Inn or Mount Rainier looming behind it.
“Construction of the majestic Paradise Inn was completed 100 years ago in 1916. Today, entering the inn with its large timbers …

The Jensen Men (early 1900s)
March 1, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Jensen Men (early 1900s)

Posing for the camera here in the early 1900s are the Jensen men. The information that goes with this photo says: Youngest to oldest, left to right, Pat, Leslie, Carl, Fred, John, Pete and Old …

Nettie Conrad and Her Pup (ca. 1910)
February 29, 2016 – 11:45 pm | 2 Comments
Nettie Conrad and Her Pup (ca. 1910)

Nettie Conrad shows up in a few old photos because her dad, Alfred Conrad was a heck of a photographer. Here she is with her little pup, probably around 1910.
Nettie would go on to be …

La Grande homes
February 21, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
La Grande homes

The 1912 homes in La Grande were famous for their futuristic attribute — they were all electric in a time when everyone heated with wood thanks to Tacoma Power.
(To read and see more pictures of these …

It’s Heating up at Christensen’s (ca 1960s)
February 19, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
It’s Heating up at Christensen’s (ca 1960s)

This was a giveaway at Christensen’s during probable the 1960s. They always had some great stuff, like this 1923 calendar.
Kay Christensen Davis says “That was always the phone number, 832-3621.”
Photos courtesy of Jim Mettler and …

Clara (Fiander) Jensen and John Jensen Out Hunting (ca. 1910)
February 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Clara (Fiander) Jensen and John Jensen Out Hunting  (ca. 1910)

Clara (Fiander) Jensen was known for her hunting skills. In fact, her hunting prowess was covered by Sunset Magazine in 1923. Although folks who read the article may know her for tracking cats, she was …

Tod Gemmell early 1900s
February 6, 2016 – 1:47 am | No Comment
Tod Gemmell early 1900s

This shot of Tod Gemmell has not other information than his name. If you know a little more about this man  . . . or the car for that matter, please feel free to share.
Will …