Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | One Comment

If you were around in the area in the 70s and 80s, then you are familiar with Moore family. The Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford, Washington provided a place for a multitude of talented …

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The Eatonville 1907 Baseball Team
April 16, 2011 – 4:20 pm | One Comment
The Eatonville 1907 Baseball Team

There was quite a bit going on in 1907: Houdini caused a sensation when he escaped from his chains underwater, the first taxi cab appeared in New York and UPS (United Parcel Services) started up …

Excecaloir Lumber Company, Alder
April 14, 2011 – 11:11 pm | No Comment
Excecaloir Lumber Company, Alder

This picture is provided by Pat Van Eaton and entitled “Excecaloir Lumber Company”.
Alder had a number of mills in the early 1900s.
“A one-machine shingle mill was set up by a Mr. Daniel a the north …

Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater
April 9, 2011 – 3:17 pm | 4 Comments
Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater

Eatonville’s Roxy theater in town was built by A.G. Pecchia back in 1942. It was just one of many.
Mr. Pecchia came into the movie business by accident. Around 1920,  a man who was renting Pecchia’s …

Torger Peterson Finds Ohop Valley and Builds a Road to Rainier
April 8, 2011 – 5:09 pm | 31 Comments
Torger Peterson Finds Ohop Valley and Builds a Road to Rainier

The following is one of two memoires written by Torger Perterson (courtesy of Gary Hendrickson). Torger was an original settler of Ohop Valley and tells here how he came, settled and worked to get a …

Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (first set)
April 5, 2011 – 5:41 am | 7 Comments
Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (first set)

Every time I drive up Canyon Road I wonder what it took to carve a road out of side of a rock wall. And how hard would that be back in 1920 when the road …

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 …