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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Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments
Barney’s Matchbook Cover

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 …

Mashell Ave. in 1942
August 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. in 1942

Josie Johnston posted this picture on Facebook the other day. It inspired some memories from locals.
Josie: I’m just messing around on some historical research sites today and found this very cool view of what the Hotes …

Long Logs coming through Eatonville, 1960
April 23, 2016 – 7:00 am | 10 Comments
Long Logs coming through Eatonville, 1960

This load of logs came down Mashell Ave. in March, 1960. In fact, the truck is stopped at the corner of Center Street and Mashell.
I can’t tell by the image what logging outfit this was. …

Victor Byrd – 1966 Calendar
February 24, 2016 – 11:14 pm | No Comment
Victor Byrd – 1966 Calendar

Calendar have been a great giveaway for decades. Here’s a 1966 calendar from Victor Byrd, Standard Distributor.
Frank Hurlburt, a 1968 EHS grad says, “They delivered gas to our place. We had 500 gal gas tank.”
This …

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, …

Clear Lake, 1962
August 5, 2015 – 6:14 pm | 2 Comments
Clear Lake, 1962

A glimpse of Clear Lake in 1962. It says Ohop Lake on the card, but I’m pretty sure this is Clear Lake.
Have a lot of memories swimming and water-skiing with my girlfriend on that lake. Anyone …

Cow in the Early Morning — Ohop Valley
June 10, 2015 – 7:35 pm | No Comment
Cow in the Early Morning — Ohop Valley

Many of Martin Burwash’s photos of the Burwash/Kjelstad farm in Ohop Valley have made this blog because they are just incredible — like this one.
“Probably my favorite picture my brother Martin Burwash took of the farm years …

Eatonville Switchboard — the Cs
May 23, 2015 – 2:41 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Switchboard — the Cs

I got a chance to photograph the names on the old Mashell Telephone Co.  switchboard, which went out of commission in the early 1950s. Posted here are the C’s.
These names are almost a snapshot of …

Ohop Bob 1925 & 2015 (90 years later)
April 5, 2015 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
Ohop Bob 1925 & 2015 (90 years later)

Ohop Bob was once a wonderful restaurant and place to stay for those heading to or from Mount Rainier. Judging by this postcard, the meals were pretty good. “Aren’t you jealous? (?) Just had a …

Air Mail from Swanson Air Field (1953)
January 21, 2015 – 9:09 am | No Comment
Air Mail from Swanson Air Field (1953)

May 2, 1953, Eatonville’s Swanson Air Field was officially dedicated. One of the things folks did to commemorate the event was send air mail, like this envelope from Eatonville to Long Island, New York.
If you would like …