Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | One Comment

If you were around in the area in the 70s and 80s, then you are familiar with Moore family. The Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford, Washington provided a place for a multitude of talented …

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Alder Camp, 1942
February 3, 2019 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Alder Camp, 1942

I don’t know much about this photo other than what is written on it — Alder Camp from Water Tank E., August 19, 1942.

I’m assuming it’s a logging camp. In the back right of the photo, …

King’s Axe Game – 1954
January 29, 2019 – 9:00 pm | 2 Comments
King’s Axe Game – 1954

The King’s Axe game was played between Eatonville and Bethel High Schools. This 1954 article by Don Kitchel reads:

King’s Axe, the trophy donated three years ago by John Swanson of Eatonville and played annually by …

Article about National – Dispatch 1981
January 27, 2019 – 9:48 pm | 4 Comments
Article about National – Dispatch 1981

This article on National, Washington (near Ashford) ran, I believe in 1981 in the Dispatch. Unfortunately the date is a bit hard to read. But I’ve written the article below to make reading a bit …

The Passing of Margaret Catherine Case King (1953)
January 21, 2019 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Passing of Margaret Catherine Case King (1953)

Margaret (Ma) King

Obituaries can give you quite a glimpse back in time. This one for Margaret (Ma) King is one.

It reads: Margaret Catherine Case King was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, November 19, 1853, …

Babe’s Cafe
January 19, 2019 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Babe’s Cafe

Ash tray from Babe’s Cafe

You might know it as the Tall Timbers Restaurant, but prior to that it was Babe’s Cafe. The food was good and everyone know Babe (Mildred Lister).

Babe opened the cafe …

Christensen’s Store – 1942
April 19, 2018 – 5:13 pm | One Comment
Christensen’s Store – 1942

With the old Christensen’s store, (which also became the Sears store) being currently remodeled into a thrift store, this seemed like a good time to post this shot taken in 1942.
Alice Wingrove writes, “My parents …

Acting Out During Robin Hood Days – 1956
April 9, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Acting Out During Robin Hood Days – 1956

During the 1950s, after the the Eatonville mill shut down, the town went into kind of a panic. How would it survive with its major industry gone? How could …

Rainier School and Mrs. Williams (ca. 1950s)
April 8, 2018 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Rainier School and Mrs. Williams (ca. 1950s)

Joe Larin captured this image. The information I have with it is “Mrs. Williams outside the Rainier School.” I’m not entirely sure of the year, but the schoolhouse (and the school teacher) look a little …

Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950
April 7, 2018 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950

This photo of Nisqually River in Elbe was taken January 1, 1950 — the same year the Peanuts comic strip began.
Off to the right you can see the tiny Elbe Church and the IOOF building.
Photo …

Elbe IOOF, 1954
March 15, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe IOOF, 1954

The exact date of this image is unknown, but was probably taken around January, 1954.
The writing on the photo reads “Elbe BM – across from Depot – CMP.S.”
To the right is a a clear view …