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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From Shanghai to Eatonville
March 5, 2015 – 7:00 am | No Comment
From Shanghai to Eatonville

This little blue envelope was mailed in 1937 from Shanghai to a Mr. W. P. Schow in Eatonville.
This may seem like any little letter, but it’s so much more. Five days before this letter was …

St. Regis Logging Truck out of Mineral (1949)
February 6, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
St. Regis Logging Truck out of Mineral (1949)

The logs coming out of Mineral, Wash., in 1949 were giants.
The following information about this photo comes from the Tacoma Public Library:
“An unidentified driver and two St. Regis timber workers sent a load of logs …

Logs Coming out of the Forest near Mineral in 1949 (Camp #2)
February 5, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Logs Coming out of the Forest near Mineral in 1949 (Camp #2)

On August 8, 1949, a St. Regis worker appears miniscule next to the huge logs loaded on railroad flatbeds for removal from the forrest. The worker is photographed at Camp #2, located in Mineral, Wash.
This …

Alder Elementary School Kids
February 2, 2015 – 11:51 pm | 3 Comments
Alder Elementary School Kids

This is a serious looking group of elementary school students. The teacher looks like she would be fun though. The name of the back reads: Mrs. Hatis, Alder Grade School.  
If you have any more information …

Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant Burns in 1982
January 30, 2015 – 2:42 am | No Comment
Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant Burns in 1982

Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant (it’s just Barney’s now) has had a long history. Barney Malcolm originally opened it in 1945 and since that time it has experienced a number of transformations.
In 1982 it burned down …

Old Alder and the Flood Line
January 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Old Alder and the Flood Line

In the 1940s the second Alder dam was built at La Grande. The town of Alder had to be moved to make way for the lake (Alder Lake) that would be created. This is the …

O.E. Haynes & Sons, Hand-Split Cedar Shakes (ca. 1950s)
January 28, 2015 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
O.E. Haynes & Sons, Hand-Split Cedar Shakes (ca. 1950s)

If you needed cedar shakes in Eatonville, O. E. Haynes & Sons was the place to go. Their ad even claims, “We have available at the moment the most complete selection of hand-split Cedar Shakes in …

Weyerhaeuser Elementary (ca. 1950)
January 28, 2015 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Weyerhaeuser Elementary (ca. 1950)

This picture of the Weyerhaeuser elementary would later become the class of 58 and 59.
Back row: John Erickson, Daniel Meyer, Ron Gallup, Harley Honeyman, John Simonson.
Middle row: Ralph Johnson, David Thomas, Bob Gallup, Darrell Martin.
First row: Deanna …

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 …

Old Trestle Near National (ca. 1987)
January 2, 2015 – 11:57 pm | One Comment
Old Trestle Near National (ca. 1987)

“Taken about 28 years ago, this is a old trestle near National on the south side of the Nisqually River, about a half mile from the National mill pond. A beaver dam on Lake Creek …