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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Bomber Goes Missing in 1946
March 22, 2011 – 12:23 am | One Comment
Bomber Goes Missing in 1946

March, 2011 this postcard appeared on Ebay.com. I purchased in part because I live in Ohop Valley, but also because of the message on top: “25 Marine fliers lost here December 1946. Bodies found summer …

Building the Swanson Airport – 1952
March 14, 2011 – 3:34 pm | One Comment
Building the Swanson Airport – 1952

Roy Swanson provided these pictures of the local loggers clearing the land and building the Swanson airport. Roy believes the pictures were originally Bud Blancher’s.
(Just lick on the image to enlarge.)
All the men volunteered their …

Logging in the 40s
March 13, 2011 – 4:08 pm | One Comment
Logging in the 40s

These loggers thought they were high tech back in the 40s. This photo shows the shift from steam to diesel power in in the woods. Pat Van Eaton says this eliminated the need for water and the …

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 …

Loggers Build Airport in 1952
March 9, 2011 – 4:24 pm | No Comment
Loggers Build Airport in 1952

In February, 1952, these logger  got together and built the Swanson Field. Using a “loggers eye” these guys cleared land and completed in the project in a little over 2 weeks.
The project was entirely volunteer. …

VanCleve Motors
March 7, 2011 – 1:11 am | 3 Comments
VanCleve Motors

This photo of Ladd, Jim and George Van Cleve was taken around 1940. These three guys were the heart and soul of Van Cleve Motors in Eatonville and Morton for decades.
We’re posting this picture because early …

Eatonville Theatre 1920
March 6, 2011 – 5:52 am | 4 Comments
Eatonville Theatre 1920

The first Eatonville theatre was built in 1915 on Mashell Avenue by Frank Van Eaton in 1915. Electricity hadn’t made it’s way to town yet. so a 2-cylinder kerosene generator powered the silent movies.
A piano supplied …