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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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 …

Behind the Desk at the Snow Hotel (early 1900s)
November 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Behind the Desk at the Snow Hotel (early 1900s)

The Snow Hotel, built in 1912, was part of Eatonville’s Mashell Ave. for many years (in the lot next to Key Bank). Here is a shot of Mr. C. C. Snow behind the desk. It’s August 8, …

Eatonville School Secretary Out for a Drive (ca. 1915)
November 28, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville School Secretary Out for a Drive (ca. 1915)

Eatonville’s school secretary, Mrs. Norwood, is out for a drive in her Whippet car, along with a dog (I assume it’s hers) in the back seat.
Wikipedia has this to say about the car, “In 1908, John Willys bought the Overland …

Mount Rainier Trails (early 1900s)
November 25, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mount Rainier Trails (early 1900s)

If you wanted to see the Olympic National Park earlier in the 20th century, you may have done it on horseback. This image is of tourists taking in the southern end of the Olympic National …

Clay City Baseball Team (ca. 1910)
November 24, 2015 – 5:31 pm | No Comment
Clay City Baseball Team (ca. 1910)

This shot of the Clay City baseball team was taken probably between 1907 and 1914. Up until I found this postcard, I wasn’t even aware Clay City had a baseball team. But it was a …

Echo Rock at Mt. Rainier (ca. 1908)
November 20, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Echo Rock at Mt. Rainier (ca. 1908)

This postcard of Echo Rock at Mountain Rainier is from about 1908.
Thank you Jeff Morrison for sharing.
Click on image to enlarge.
 

Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground (ca. 1911)
November 19, 2015 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground (ca. 1911)

Here is a postcard of Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground at Mount Rainier, from about 1911.
Here is some information from The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier:
“At Indian Henrys Hunting Ground, form 1908 to 1915, George Hall and his wife, …