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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Murray Logging & Timber Co., in Mineral Wash.
January 16, 2014 – 12:35 am | No Comment
Murray Logging & Timber Co., in Mineral Wash.

You need to zoom in on this shot of Murray Logging & Timber Co., out of Mineral, Wash. Look at the men in the bottom lefthand corner to get feel for how BIG these logs …

Checking Out Bricks at Clay City (ca 1940s)
December 25, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Checking Out Bricks at Clay City (ca 1940s)

Clay City used to be the place to go to when you needed bricks. Here are some men showing off samples.
Photo courtesy of Randy Stewart.
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On Top of the VanCleve Ford Building in 1964
November 27, 2013 – 12:46 am | No Comment
On Top of the VanCleve Ford Building in 1964

The Van Cleve Ford building stood on Mashell Ave. It was taken down a couple years back, but if had been standing on it in August of 1964, this is what you would have seen. This …

Nisqually Glacier 1912
October 17, 2013 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Nisqually Glacier 1912

That’s not a mountain of rock behind those individuals. It’s a mountain of ice —  the Nisqually Glacier in 1912.
“Paradise Glacier (little Nisqually Glacier) is one of the lower glaciers, starting at an elevation of only 9,000 …

Kendalls are Stuck in the Woods (ca. 1920)
September 24, 2013 – 12:47 am | No Comment
Kendalls are Stuck in the Woods (ca. 1920)

After looking at this photo for a moment, you have more questions than answers.
First, how did they get the car out there? Where’s the road? The car seems to be emerging from solid brush.
Why would …

Dog at the Control Center of Mashell Telephone
August 25, 2013 – 4:16 pm | One Comment
Dog at the Control Center of Mashell Telephone

The Christensen family was having a little fun and their dog seems a natural at the switchboard in 1914.
N.P. Christensen has just purchased the Mashell Telephone Exchange in 1912.
Photo courtesy of the Haynes family.
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Annie Henrickson Camping (ca.1920s)
August 14, 2013 – 5:25 pm | No Comment
Annie Henrickson Camping (ca.1920s)

Camping on a river bank is still as fun now as it was then. Here’s Annie (Anna) Henrickson showing how it’s done.
Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis.
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More Work on the Canyon Road (ca. 1919)
June 4, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
More Work on the Canyon Road (ca. 1919)

It’s hard to imagine the back breaking work that went into building the Canyon Road ‚ at times rock by rock.
There are a number of pictures of the crews toiling away (and blowing away) on …

Red & White Store
May 14, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Red & White Store

The Red and White store used to be a familiar feature on Mashell Ave. For years you’d walk in and find Keith Malcom and Jesse Dawkins ready to serve you.
The building is no longer standing, and …

Griffith & Greaber Logging (ca. 1923)
May 8, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
Griffith & Greaber Logging (ca. 1923)

Logging trucks have come a long way. Griffith and Graeber logging were getting huge logs out of the woods with what looks like an early 1920s Kelly truck. From this photo, it looks like the tree …