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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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 …

Nisqually Canyon in 1911
December 29, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment
Nisqually Canyon in 1911

Thank goodness for postcards. They give us true glimpse into the past. Here is a hand-colored postcard sent in 1911, from Montana to Wisconsin, but depicting the Nisqually Canyon.
At the bottom it reads Nisqually Canyon, …

Flag Pole Going Up (1914)
December 23, 2015 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Flag Pole Going Up (1914)

This 1914 image might not be completely straight or very clear, but I love everything about it, including:
• The man at the top of the flag pole (I assume it’s a flag pole), and the …

Frank Mensik (early 1900s)
December 9, 2015 – 5:16 pm | 2 Comments
Frank Mensik (early 1900s)

I posted this picture originally in Jan. 9, 2012, asking anyone if they had any information about it. Well, December 6, 2015, Terry Larson responded. Thank you!
“The man in the picture is my great grandfather, …

1918 Basketball Team
November 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
1918 Basketball Team

My understanding is that the 1918 Eatonville High School Basketball team were champions.
Thank you Terry Larson for providing the following information:
From the Eatonville Dispatch, page 1, column 1, Feb. 22, 1918:
EATONVILLE 18 ROY 17
The Eatonville High …