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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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, …

Johnny Larson (1963)
November 18, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Johnny Larson (1963)

Martin Burwash writes this about his photos of Johnny Larson . . . 
Ever wonder what a real northwest pioneer actually looked like? Well here you go. This is Johnny Larson. He and my Grandpa [Matt] …

Clifford and Launa Manning (ca. 1930s)
November 16, 2015 – 7:06 pm | 2 Comments
Clifford and Launa Manning (ca. 1930s)

This great article appeared in the Dispatch some time ago (maybe the 30s – still trying to find out).
It reads:  The greatest gathering of old timers here since the famed barbecues of Indian Henry will …

Eatonville Junction
November 10, 2015 – 5:05 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville Junction

This photo was recently on ebay.
I wasn’t familiar with this building and asked the Eatonville History group on Facebook about it. Here is what I got.
Ryan Eaton provided a Google map showing where sit had …

Bio of Axel Henning Hedborg (1942)
November 4, 2015 – 10:49 pm | No Comment
Bio of Axel Henning Hedborg (1942)

 
(This was provided by one of the Hedborg family and appeared in the Eatonville Dispatch in 1942.)
Axel Henning Hedborg, one of the leading farmers and most prominent citizens of southern Pierce County, passed away at …