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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Van Eaton Log Cabin School and Girls (1971)
September 4, 2012 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
Van Eaton Log Cabin School and Girls (1971)

This photo of Eatonville’s log cabin school, along with the snippet of article, appeared in a publication in 1971, although I’m not sure which one. The girls in the photo are Andrea Tardiff, Diane Henley, …

Weyerhaeuser Elementary School — Back when
August 7, 2012 – 4:38 am | 11 Comments
Weyerhaeuser Elementary School — Back when

The Weyerhaeuser Elementary School wasn’t always the modern structure you see today. In fact, changed a couple times before becoming the facility it is today.
The first one was an older school house. The second, brick …

Eatonville Elementary School Dressed Up (ca. 1930s)
July 29, 2012 – 3:38 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Elementary School Dressed Up (ca. 1930s)

I love this photo because of the incredibly creepy, and realistic bear masks. I’m not sure what production required bears, candy cane sticks, and girls is summer dresses, but I wish I’d seen in.
My best …

“Our Gang” at the Gymnasium
July 19, 2012 – 4:05 pm | 2 Comments
“Our Gang” at the Gymnasium

I’m not sure who these kids are outside the Eatonville Gymnasium, but they look like they’ve been caught in the act of something fun. If you know who these young guys are, please speak up.
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Olava Kjelstad and her Fawns
June 21, 2012 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
Olava Kjelstad and her Fawns

Just a wonderful shot of Olava Kjelstad and two fawns. For those of you not familiar with Olava, she was one of the early pioneers of Ohop Valley, having come from Norway. She spearheaded the …

1959 EHS Football Stars
May 31, 2012 – 5:50 pm | 4 Comments
1959 EHS Football Stars

These pages were ripped straight from the Eationville High School 1959 yearbook.
The senior class football stars of ’59 were:
• Bill Fitzer
• Aron Langberg
• Jim Mettler
• Jess Dawkins
• Ray Parrish
• Dale Rahier
• Harold Noe
• Dave Ratko
• Pat …

Eatonville Basketball Champions (1920-21)
May 24, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Basketball Champions (1920-21)

It wouldn’t be until 1923 when Eatonville had the champion basketball team that made headlines and put Eatonville on the map. But in 1920-21, the team was honing its skills. This group of guys were …

Kids on School Bus No. 4 (1920s)
April 28, 2012 – 4:14 pm | 4 Comments
Kids on School Bus No. 4 (1920s)

Before there were big yellow school buses, Eatonville transported kids in busses like these. They look a little like trolley car glued to the front end of a truck, but the kids seem to like …

More on Hazel Williams
April 23, 2012 – 3:57 pm | 4 Comments
More on Hazel Williams

After putting a post up on Hazel Williams, I received this from Rich Williams (I think he’d be her grand nephew). Here are a few more images and words on Hazel.
“Hazel Williams was born in …

Log Bridge to Elbe
April 10, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment
Log Bridge to Elbe

This is the log bridge that went into Elbe when it was literally a SINGLE  LOG.  Look at the supporting log. If you’d like to see another shot of this early bridge, just click HERE.
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