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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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 …