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 …

Read the full story »
The Native Americans

The First Settlers

The Early 1900s

The 30s, 40s and 50s

To The Present

Home » Archive by Category

Articles in The 30s, 40s and 50s

War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)
December 29, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)

This check was issued by the State of Washington to the town of Eatonville on January 31, 1945. It represented monies from the War Liquor Tax Fund (WLT), which I believe is much the same …

LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)
November 18, 2016 – 12:37 am | One Comment
LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)

This wonderful image is provided courtesy of Jeannie Woehl and Tacoma Power. It looks like a single gas pump in LaGrande, Washington, probably from the 1940s while they were working on the dam. And, of …

Eatonville in the 30s or 40s
November 12, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Eatonville in the 30s or 40s

Saundra Hill posted this shot of the town on the Eatonville History Facebook page.
She says, “Aerial view of Eatonville 1930’s or 1940’s. I found this in my grandma’s photos, Lila Puariea, who moved to Eatonville …

LaGrande and Power Station Building 1940s
November 12, 2016 – 1:15 am | One Comment
LaGrande and Power Station Building 1940s

The new Alder Dam was completed in the 1940s, replacing an older version built in 1912.
During construction you would have seen scenes likes these at LaGrande.
Photos courtesy of Jeannie Woehl and Tacoma Power.
Click on …

LaGrande after the earthquake
November 7, 2016 – 10:31 pm | No Comment
LaGrande after the earthquake

This image shows the earthquake slip in LaGrande, Wash. I’m guessing this was the earthquake of April 29, 1949.
The Oregon Department of Geology states, “It was a magnitude 7.1, Olympia, eight killed and $150 million in damage …

Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s
November 2, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s

These LaGrande homes may not be standing any longer, but the these snowy shots will live on. The interesting thing about these images is that the residents were staying warm with electricity not wood (no …

LaGrande in the 1912-1950
November 1, 2016 – 5:56 pm | 3 Comments
LaGrande in the 1912-1950

 
We are lucky enough to have a great photos shared by Jeannie Woehl.
Her family had lived in LaGrande, Wash., when she was young and contacted Tacoma Power for any images that they might have. They provided …

FFA (ca. 1947)
October 14, 2016 – 10:54 pm | One Comment
FFA (ca. 1947)

I was eating at the Cruiser Cafe and saw my dad’s picture in one of the table photos. (If you haven’t eaten there, they have old Eatonville annual photos on the surfaces of all the tables.)
This …

Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments
Barney’s Matchbook Cover

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 …

Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)
September 9, 2016 – 6:06 pm | No Comment
Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)

As many already know, we recently lost a former teacher a dear member of the community, Margit Thorvaldson. Below was provided by Margit’s niece, Anne Kristoffersen.
July 19 1928 – August 27 2016
Margit Thorvaldson, age 88, …