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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Tribute to Hettie Williams
April 11, 2013 – 8:42 pm | No Comment
Tribute to Hettie Williams

There are just certain people who keep things running. They’re are involved, but don’t need notoriety. They can work hard, while making you feel at ease. One of those individuals was Hettie (Duncan) Williams.
Hettie parents, …

Mashell Telephone Switchboard Looks Good at New
April 10, 2013 – 5:27 pm | No Comment
Mashell Telephone Switchboard Looks Good at New

I got the chance to visit Roni Johnson’s personal museum (aka family treasures). Since her family used to own Eatonville’s Mashell Telephone Company, she has one of the town’s switchboards. It’s in perfect condition and …

Eatonville’s Depot Hotel
April 8, 2013 – 10:46 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville’s Depot Hotel

It’s hard to imagine trains running through Eatonville, but it was part of life in 1912 when the Depot Hotel was built by R. Marti. In 1939 Marti’s estate sold the Depot Hotel to Mrs. …

Eatonville Lumber Company Camp (early 1900s)
April 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Camp (early 1900s)

Lumber camps were common in the early 1900s. Here’s a shot of the Eatonville Lumber Company camp. Some of the trees in this show are bigger around than the smaller rail cars.
If you were a …

The Guys of the Eatonville Lumber Co.
April 4, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The Guys of the Eatonville Lumber Co.

Check out the team at the Eatonville Lumber Company, which in the early 1900s included the horses.  I love the guy in the back waving at us.
The mill burned in 1932 and was a blow …

100,000 VIEWS! Thank you!
March 30, 2013 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
100,000 VIEWS! Thank you!

Today is a big day on this site. Thanks to you, your support, your pictures and your comments, this site has reached 100,000 page views.
Over the past (almost) two years, people have not only come …

1952 EHS Winning Basketball team
March 29, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
1952 EHS Winning Basketball team

Check out the winning basketball team of 1952. These guys made it all the way to state, even with No. 82, Dick Logston, playing with the measles.
The 1952 BB Team pictured includes: J. B. Logston …

Eatonville’s Budget for 1938
March 28, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville’s Budget for 1938

Check out the cost of running the town in 1938. This budget was adopted by the Town Council on October 27, 1937.
It’s a far cry from today’s budgets, but then so are the salaries. The …

Eatonville Lumber Company Saloon
March 26, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Saloon

I guess it should come as no surprise that the Eatonville Lumber Company also had an Eatonville Lumber Company saloon.
The man standing front and center in a suit is none other than John Galbraith, who eventually …

Evelyn M. Guske (1914-2013)
March 21, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Evelyn M. Guske (1914-2013)

Evelyn Guske died peacefully February 27, 2013 at the age of 98. Stories surrounding her will not fade quickly.
Below is the excerpt from the funeral program:
Evelyn was born on December 23, 2014 on the George …