Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | 3 Comments

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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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 | 4 Comments
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 …

Elbe Church, 1944
March 14, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Church, 1944

Today, the tiny Elbe Church built in 1906 is beautifully preserved. However, back on November 15, 1944, it looked like it could use a little TLC.
“A founder of the town, Heinrich Lutkens, donated the land …

Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944
March 13, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944

If you had been driving up from Eatonville to Eble in 1944, you may have had to stop for this train, at the “relocation” crossing. (The train tracks had to be rerouted to accommodate the …

Nisqually-Alder Reservoir – Elbe 1957
March 11, 2018 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Nisqually-Alder Reservoir – Elbe 1957

A look at Elbe in 1957 at 1,197 feet.
If you look close, you can spot a lot of the buildings of today, including the tiny church and today’s the popular railroad, among others.
Thanks to the …

Nisqually-Alder Reservoir, 1954
March 10, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Nisqually-Alder Reservoir, 1954

This is an aerial shot, taken from Elbe on October 6, 1954. Below is the Nisqually-Alder Reservoir.
Construction on the Alder dam we see today was started in 1942 and completed in 1945. (There was an …

Sachs Corner in Elbe, December 2, 1942
March 9, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Sachs Corner in Elbe, December 2, 1942

Here we have Sachs Corner located in Elbe, Washington. The information with this photo reads — December 2, 1942, Alder Basin showing logging donkey upset at Elbe.
Adam Sachs starting logging operations in the area in …

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.