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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Spectators at the Building of Canyon Road
April 5, 2011 – 4:19 am | No Comment
Spectators at the Building of Canyon Road

This shot has a little something for everyone. It was taken in approximately 1920, during the construction of Canyon Road. On the left is Torger Peterson, County Commission, Ohop Pioneer and promoter of the Canyon …

Debate Champions (ca. 1928)
March 31, 2011 – 11:59 pm | 4 Comments
Debate Champions (ca. 1928)

This photo was taken during the 1927-28 school year.  Elsie Carlson (young woman in the back on the left) graduated in 1928.
It’s obvious that Eatonville has been turning out smart students for decades.

Memories of Friendly Inn Shootout
March 15, 2011 – 11:45 pm | No Comment
Memories of Friendly Inn Shootout

 
Here is another version of the Friendly Inn Shootout by Pat Hamilton, which ran in The Dispatch, March 15, 2011.
Pat knew the family and his accounts are different that written up on the History of Tacoma …

Mashell Avenue ca. 1910
March 11, 2011 – 6:20 pm | No Comment
Mashell Avenue ca. 1910

This great photo of Mashell Ave. taken in about 1910 comes from the Eatonville Facebook page.  (Click on image for larger viewing.)
David Beane says he found this pictures on Ebay. He bid on it but lost. …

Eatonville High School – 1917
March 10, 2011 – 11:48 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville High School – 1917

The high school was dedicated April 29, 1916. The faculty numbered 12 and the school board (per Timber Town and Later) was E.L. Howard, N.P. Christensen, and C.C. Biggs.
The first graduation class of 1916 (per …

Murder at Friendly Inn
March 6, 2011 – 6:51 am | No Comment
Murder at Friendly Inn

Ready for an “unsolved crime” story? This one, however, is likely to stay unsolved since it took place over 80 years ago.
In October 1928, Julian Tison, his wife, and two teenage sons, took over the …

Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge
March 6, 2011 – 6:27 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge

What do Eatonville and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital have in common? Answer: Dr. A. W. Bridge.
In 1909 a young doctor, Albert Wellington (A.W.) Bridge, schooled at the Vermont Medical School, arrived in Eatonville carrying his …

The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames
March 5, 2011 – 4:43 pm | 10 Comments
The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames

It was September 21, 1924, and the townspeople of Eatonville were battling a string of arsons. Little did they know the real fire was yet to come.
Rumor has it, that afternoon in Alder a Fire …