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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Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shot matchbook cover
November 27, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shot matchbook cover

Matchbook covers were, and still are, a popular way to promote a business. Here is a matchbook cover advertising the Eatonville Shoe & Repair Shop, probably in the 1940s. This is a time when logging …

Paradise cabins
November 25, 2017 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Paradise cabins

Hi,
I apologize for being away so long. But I’m back now, with a lot of great images of the Eatonville community, all the way up to Rainier.
Here is one image of the Paradise cabins and …

Logging in National
February 24, 2017 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Logging in National

These images come from Sandra Wood, who found them in her father’s things. Since he logged up in National, she assumes they are from that area.
Enjoy!
Photos courtesy of Sandra Wood.
Click on images to enlarge.

 
 

Dick Fry (ca. late 50s)
February 21, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Dick Fry (ca. late 50s)

This gentleman is Dick Fry. He’s pictured here working at the Richfield service station — located on Mashell Ave., where presently John Anderson operates AutoWorx.
Back then it was owned by Bud Anderson, who would later become …

1952 Basketball B Class Champions
February 20, 2017 – 11:52 pm | No Comment
1952 Basketball B Class Champions

This article ran in the Eatonville Dispatch in 1952. It begins with “The score books show that Eatonville High School basketball team, the second best “B” class team in the state of Washington.
The team was …

National Mill, ca. 1940s
January 6, 2017 – 3:39 am | 8 Comments
National Mill, ca. 1940s

For those of you who find town of National, and the mill that used operate there, fascinating, then you’re in for a treat. This image comes from David Gestrid.  He says, “My dad was  born in …

Redman Hall Indian
January 4, 2017 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Redman Hall Indian

The Redman Hall was once an important piece of the Eatonville community life. (It stood where the Landmark is now.) Over the years people met there forIORM meetings, auctions, dances, wrestling matches and more.
Now the indian head …

King’s Place Ad
January 3, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
King’s Place Ad

These matchbook covers for King’s Place are probably from the 1940s or early 1950s. My understanding is that three-digit phone numbers were only used prior to 1958. But I’m hardly an expert on the topic. Feel …

1940 Letter from Congressman Coffee to Christensen
January 2, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
1940 Letter from Congressman Coffee to Christensen

Kay Christensen Davis writes, “A letter from a congressman to my grandmother Harriet Christensen after the death of my grandfather Nels.”
The 1940 letter reads:
I have read with sadness of the tragic passing of your distinguished …

Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now
December 30, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now

The Gateway Inn has been part of the local landscape for decades, located just outside the park entrance.
Here is a shot of it in the 1950s (judging by the cars). I love the signs over the …