Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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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 …

Elwin Haynes and Potlatch
December 3, 2014 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Elwin Haynes and Potlatch

This is a wonderful shot of Elwin Haynes and the family dog Potlatch.
Potlatch is still remember as he was practically famous around the area as a hunting dog. Stories are still told (see Dixie’s comments below).
Potlatch …

Eatonville Baseball (early 1900s)
November 10, 2014 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Baseball (early 1900s)

With a state full of of Seahawk fans, it’s hard to image that not long ago it was baseball that got folks excited. You didn’t just root your team on, you joined a team.
“Nothing unified a …

Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)
August 25, 2014 – 2:28 am | No Comment
Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)

The Kjelstad barn in Ohop Valley was built in 1910. Today it is part of the Nisqually Land Trust and looks just as grand as the day it was built. I hope they keep it …

Veora Rotter, when she was Postmaster at Alder (1937-45, 48-58 and 1966)
July 24, 2014 – 4:24 pm | 2 Comments
Veora Rotter, when she was Postmaster at Alder (1937-45, 48-58 and 1966)

Veora Rotter was postmaster at the Alder, Wash. post office from June 1, 1948 to August 4, 1958 and then again in 1966.
“A reporter on a Tacoma newspaper, when describing the town of Alder when …

Mashell Ave. Then and Now (1972 – 2014)
July 23, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. Then and Now (1972 – 2014)

Mashell has changed some over the the last 40+ years, but not that much.
Photos courtesy of EatonvilleNews.net & Pat Van Eaton.
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Hanging out at the Eatonville Rock Festival (1970)
July 2, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
Hanging out at the Eatonville Rock Festival (1970)

Tents weren’t as glamorous back in 1970. The man on the left appears to be creating a stake for his tent at the Eatonville Rock Festival. 
The event brought in between 10 to 30,000 thousand to …

Steve Burwash Haying in Ohop Valley (at Kjelstad Farm)
June 29, 2014 – 10:10 pm | One Comment
Steve Burwash Haying in Ohop Valley (at Kjelstad Farm)

Pretty soon farmers will be putting in their hay. This picture, taken of Steve Burwash haying on his farm (the Kjelstad farm), was taken some years back by Steve’s son Martin.
Here’s a much earlier picture of …

Road to Rainier (ca. 1917)
May 6, 2014 – 10:00 pm | One Comment
Road to Rainier (ca. 1917)

This postcard shows what I think was the Mountain Highway (Highway 7) back around 1917 or earlier. The cars would be come down the hill into Ohop Valley.
The deer an interesting addition.
The note on the …

Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden
March 24, 2014 – 5:25 pm | One Comment
Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden

T. C. Van Eaton may be known as Eatonville’s founder. But what about his wife? Because everyone knows that behind every man there’s a great woman.
Meet that great women, Nellie Van Eaton. She’s pictured here …