The 30s, 40s and 50s

Eatonville Switchboard – K’s Continued

Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard - Ks
Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – Ks

I’m posting each letter of the Eatonville Mashell Telephone Co. switchboard. Today we’re covering second half of the Ks. Lots of names you might remember.

• Kapowsin Hatchery, 2-4701
Kapowsin Lake Boat House, 2-3665
• E. R. Kennedy, 24824
• Joe Kent, 2-4315
• Kennedy’s Kapowsin Korner, 2-4824
• Martin Kilian, 2-3613
• Scotty R. M. King, 2-4425
• J. M. Kinney, 1714
King’s Place, 2-3571
• Claude Kipling, 2-3174
M. Kjelstadt, 6811
• Fenn Klasey, 2-4456
• Walter Klasey, 2-4451
• Kneip’s Trucking Service, 128J1
• Roy Krehbiel, 23512
• Earl Krones, 2-4385

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – H, I & J

Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard , H, I & J
Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard , H, I & J

Long before it was Rainier Connect, it was Mashell Telephone Co. and a switchboard was used to connect the people around Eatonville. Here is the H, I and J page straight from the switchboard that went out of commission in the early 50s.

You may recognize some names.

• Kapowsin Forestry, 2-4828
• High School Supt., 991
• Dr. L. J. Hightower (Dentist), 271
• Dr. L. J. Hightower, 272
• D. M. Hilkemeier, 2-3841
• Mrs. William Hitchcock, 2-3413
• Carl Jensen, 2-3753
• Shell Oil Company (B. M. Burgess), 451
• Robert W. Hosier, 2-4351
• Fred J. Hotes, 2-4457
• L. L. Hull, 6R11
• Riley Hurst, 2-4424
• W. A. Hutchinson, 2-3264
• Nels Idso, 2-3711
• C. E. Jacobson, 901
• Joe Johnson, 2-4177
• Eric S. Johnson, 2-3662
• Gerald Johnson, 2-4141
• Mrs. Fred Jones (Etnv. Beauty Shop), 471
• Herbert Jones (Crestview Apt’s.), 251
• George E. Jones, 2-4294
• George H. Jones, 2-4826
• C. C. Jordan, 2-3282
C. C. Josselyn, 2-3396

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Eatonville Switchboard — The H’s

Eatonville Switchboard - The H's
Eatonville Switchboard – The H’s

Roni Johnson has been kind enough to share images of the Eatonville Mashell Telephone Co. switchboard (early 1950s). Each day I’m posting a letter. Today it’s H.

See anyone you recognize?

• Ed Haarsted, 2-3611
• Oscar Haarstad, 2-3313
• A. R. Hackerd, 2-3342
• George Hagen, 641
Corbett Hale, 2-4755
• John Hale, 39831
• A. D. Hamilton, 2-4222
• Art Hamilton, 2-3815
• Joe Hamilton, 2-3633
• Esther R. Hansen, 2-4827
• Harry C. Hanson, 803
• Mrs. Maggie Harrison, 23561
• Byrd Hass, 201
• Byrd Hass (Clear Lake), 2-4450
• Orveal Hause, 2-4722
• Bill Haviland, Jr., 2-3713
• Arndon Haynes (Telephone Office Mgr.), 551
Arndon Haynes, 372
Elwin Haynes, 2-3371
O.E. Haynes & Sons, 2-3375
• Bill Haviland Sr., 2-3719
• J. J. Henricks, 2-3843
George Henley, 2-3590
Fred L. Henricksen, 2-3537

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Eatonville Switchboard – the G’s (early 1950s)

Eatonville Switchboard - Gs
Eatonville Switchboard – Gs

For the next handful of days I’ll be posting each letter of the alphabet from the Eatonville Mashell Telephone Co. switchboard, which went out of commission in the early 1950s.

Today you’ll find the names under G. See if you recognize some family, friends or businesses from back then.

• Lloyd M. Garner (Kap.), 2-4709
• Gilbert’s Grocery, 2-3132
• Lloyd Gillilan, 2-3973
• Gillian Shell, 2-380
• Mrs. Lonnie Gollehon, 2-4871
• George Gollehon, 24235,
• Emil Graeber, 7R4
• L. O. Grant, 2-4606
• Mrs. G. A. Gregory, 2-3477
• Ida Gritman, 112j4
• Robert G. Gritman, 2-4293
• Rev. Harold Grove, 2-4152
• Jim (Silvia) Guidi, 2-4231
• Fred Guske Jr., 2-4432

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Eatonville Switchboard — The E’s

Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard - the Es
Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – the Es

Each day I’ve been posting one of letters of the alphabet from Eatonville’s Mashell Telephone Company’s switchboard that went out of commission in the early 1950s. Today is E, which is especially interesting because of all the businesses listed.

One especially interesting business is the Eatonville Lumber Company and the different numbers associated with it.

If you remember any of these back when, please post a few memories.

• Eatonville Beauty Salon, 471
• Eatonville Hardare, 182
Eatonville Dispatch, 502
• Eatonville Drug Co., 123
Eatonville Fire Dept., 365
Eatonville Grade School, 2-3301
Eatonville High School, 2-3302
• Eatonville High School Supt. Office, 991
Eatonville Hotel, 472
• Eagle Lodge, 243
Eatonville Lumber Co., Office, 781
• Engine Room, 422
• Log Dump, 424
• Market, 8r3
Store, 8r2
Eatonville State Bank, 5R1
Eatonville Welding Works, 791
• A. G. Elliott, 2-4752
• George Elaton, 2-3334
• Glen Emery, 2-3540
O. Enwall (Swan Lake Dairy), 3911
• Jack Estes, 2-3651
Ray C. Etherington, 2-3841

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Eatonville Switchboard – the D’s

Mashell Telephone Switchboard - the DsAs you’re probably aware by now, I’m putting up the Marshell Telephone Co. Eatonville Switchboard (that went out of commission in the early 1950s) one letter of the alphabet at a time. Today we the the Ds.

Take a look and see if you recognize anyone.

Jess Dawkins, 2-3384
• Carl Day, 24724
• John E. Defigh, 2-3541
• Llewellyn Daniels, 881
• W. B. (Wesley) Dillon, 2-4700
• Gene Dinwiddie, 23-924
• Ada Dow, 2-3652
• Sidney L. Dow, 2-3752
• Duell Drane, 2-4183
• W. G. Duff, 24700

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Eatonville Switchboard — the Cs

Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard - the Cs
Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – the Cs

I got a chance to photograph the names on the old Mashell Telephone Co.  switchboard, which went out of commission in the early 1950s. Posted here are the C’s.

These names are almost a snapshot of Eatonville back then. If you have have any memories of Mashell Telephone Co. or any of these individuals or companies, please share.

• R. E. (Gene) Cook, 2-3775
• Pete Cerkan, 2-4182
• Robert Carlson, 2-3511
• Christensen’s Dept. Store, 2-4820
• John W. Carlson, 2-4820
• C & W Electric, 553
• Wm. Cross, 2-3874
• Dan P. Christensen (residence), 2-3345
• Allan L. Campbell, 7R3
• Gust Carlson, 2-3535
• M. D. Carew, 2-3612
• Al.  Caplson (Point Ohop), 2-3663
• Clair Chase, 2-3335
• Chicago Milwaukee
• Don B. Christenen, 119J2
• Marshel Christensen, 13895
• Christensen’s Motors, 321
• Mrs. Nels Christensen, 192
• Ernest Christian, 2-4255
• Glen Clark (Rainier Cleaners), 101
• Glen Clark (Residence), 2-3341
• Clear Lake Resort, 24424
• Mary L. Clemens, 2-4103
• W. L. Curran, 2-4447
• L. H. Click, 39s31
• Joe Coccioli, 2-3212
• Lee Cole, 2-3516
• R. R. Colyer, 2-3683
• Wilton R. Colyer, 2-4322

 

 

Photo courtesy of Roni Johnson.

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Milk Bottle Caps — Lakeview Dairy

Lakeview Dairy bottle cap
Lakeview Dairy bottle cap

Remember these? These are never-been-used cardboard caps that went on the top of glass milk bottles. These particular ones came from Lakeview, a once-operating dairy not too far from here. You know they’ve been around a while based on the phone number.

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Eatonville Switchboard (The B’s)

Eatonville Switchboard - the Bs
Eatonville Switchboard – the Bs

Long before it was Rainier Connect, Eatonville’s phones were owned and operated by Mashell Telephone Co.

For years, there were switchboard operators who placed calls between folks. In fact, they used this very switchboard pictured here (which went out of  use approximately 1953).

This panel shows the names of individuals and companies starting with B.  You may recognize a few.

Raymond Block — 2-4852
Benbow Resort — 2-3666
Gerald Bashears —  2-3 262
Mike Book — 2-3932
Barney’s Cafe — 3914
George Buerman — 24330

Anne Christensen Haynes at the switchboard
Anne Christensen Haynes at the switchboard

Elliott Beaumont — 39L2
Builders Brick Co. — 2-4741
John Besch — 2-3631
Bill Black — 2-4171
Hiran Black — 2-3385
John Blan — 2-4435
E.R. Bleadsoe — 23232

Each day I plan to post more pages of the Eatonville switchboard. Stay tuned.

Photo courtesy of Roni (Haynes) Johnson.

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Eatonville’s Sakura reflects on WWII internment

Rich Williams and David Sakura
Rich Williams and David Sakura

David as an adult David as an adult

David Sakura, a third-generation Japanese-American, was six years old when his family was forced to leave Eatonville and move to Minidoka, Idaho, as part of the internment of Japanese people during World War II.

He returned to Eatonville for an extended visit this week to talk about his family’s experiences. Video: Drew Perine Music: “Light Thought var 1” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (Tacoma News Tribune)

David as a child
David as a child