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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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 | One 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 | 5 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 …