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 …

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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 | No 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, …

Ohop Bob, early 1930s
September 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Ohop Bob, early 1930s

Came across this postcard of Ohop Bob on Ebay. Couldn’t help but purchase it. It was probably taken in the 1930s after the second story was put on. I love that you can see the …

Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948
September 7, 2016 – 5:10 pm | One Comment
Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948

Jonas Asplund, was a farmer, a pilot . . . as well as a ham radio operator, call sign W71G.
QSO commonly refers to the contact between two amateur radio stations. Jonas mailed this proof of contact …