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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Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)
April 26, 2016 – 4:41 pm | One Comment
Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)

Nice shot of the cookhouse at National. It was one one of the first structures built in preparation for the Pacific National Lumber Company (PNLC) mill. Smith H. Miller, sec/and bookkeeper for the company  lived here …

Pacific National Mill Fire – May 13, 1912
April 25, 2016 – 5:08 pm | 2 Comments
Pacific National Mill Fire – May 13, 1912

 
The Pacific National was one of the more well-known sawmills on the Tacoma Eastern, as well as being on the the largest of its time. (Rails to Paradise.)
The mighty mill was brought down by a …

A Drive Down an early Canyon Road
April 12, 2016 – 5:24 pm | One Comment
A Drive Down an early Canyon Road

Pat Walgamott says, “I found this picture of the road along the Nisqually River about 1909….at least what can be seen of it. This is my grandfather driving, Smith H. Miller, from National driving three ladies …

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 …