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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Rails to Paradise, the History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890-1919
April 25, 2016 – 5:02 pm | 2 Comments
Rails to Paradise, the History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890-1919

Rails to Paradise was written by Russell H. Holter and Jesse Clark McAbee (2005). It’s an excellent resource of not just Tacoma Eastern Railroad Company, but a look into the local logging companies.
“Running through Pierce …

Mount Rainier National Park
December 28, 2014 – 7:42 pm | No Comment
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park written by local resident Donald M. Johnstone is part of the Postcard History Series. The book is available in bookstores and on Amazon.com.
It’s a great look at the park from its …

Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest
November 10, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment
Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest
“Company town.” The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores, of …

The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier
November 27, 2012 – 6:44 pm | 2 Comments
The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier

This book is over 400 pages of interesting information about Mount Rainier. It covers everything from early exploration to today’s technology on the mountain.
You can find the book at the library. It’s also available on …

In the Shadow of the Mountain
September 20, 2011 – 4:41 pm | 15 Comments
In the Shadow of the Mountain

In the Shadow of the Mountain is written by local writer, Lawrence D. “Andy” Anderson. The book covers the history of early Graham, Kapowsin, Benston, Electron, as well as upper Ohop Valley and other spots …

EHS Class of ’66 45th Anniversary Cruiser
August 29, 2011 – 4:14 pm | One Comment
EHS Class of ’66 45th Anniversary Cruiser

The EHS Class of ’66 45th Anniversary Cruiser is 266 pages packed with Eatonville information. It’s not just about the kids of ’66 — although there is a lot of information about them in there …

A Pictorial History of Pierce County, Washington, Vol. IV
June 8, 2011 – 4:14 pm | 2 Comments
A Pictorial History of Pierce County, Washington, Vol. IV

This  80-page book includes a lot of the photos from Tacoma, but thanks to Evelyn Guske, who donated some great images, Eatonville is well represented.
The book was published in 1992 and put out by the …

Little Cruiser Town
May 8, 2011 – 4:34 am | No Comment
Little Cruiser Town

This is a pictorial video of the Eatonville’s history.  It’s about 20 minutes long, and although there aren’t names to the photos, it’s a great travel through history.
You can find it at the Eatonville Library …

Upper Nisqually Valley
April 5, 2011 – 3:28 am | 6 Comments
Upper Nisqually Valley

This is a fabulous new book, available for purchase mid April, 2011.
Donald Johnstone takes us on a trip through time, looking at those small towns in the upper Nisqually valley. The pictures alone make the …

Old Alder
March 28, 2011 – 4:19 am | 13 Comments
Old Alder

Old Alder is a great read by local historians Joe Sander and Rod Scurlock.
The 191-page book covers the the first settlers to the Alder dam.
You will read about how the town struggled, grew to 1,300 …