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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Van Eaton’s Garage (ca.1947)
August 8, 2013 – 4:18 pm | 7 Comments
Van Eaton’s Garage (ca.1947)

Before it was Eatonville Auto Center (on Mashell Ave. and Carter Street) it was Van Eaton’s garage. Here’s a great picture from the 50s. The cars have changed a bit and there aren’t any gas …

Ohop Valley, Then and Then
August 6, 2013 – 5:22 pm | 2 Comments
Ohop Valley, Then and Then

Got these two RPPCs (real photo post cards) off Ebay of Ohop Valley. They show the early farms and their development. The first one was taken been 1907-1920, then second was a little later (ca. …

Eatonville’s Early Lumber Mill
August 5, 2013 – 4:34 pm | 7 Comments
Eatonville’s Early Lumber Mill

Without the Eatonville Lumber Mill there wouldn’t have been an Eatonville. It was the industry that helped build the little community from a settlement to a town and employed up to 200 people.
If you look …

T. C. Van Eaton (ca. 1950)
July 30, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment
T. C. Van Eaton (ca. 1950)

When T.C. Van Eaton decided to start up a town, there wasn’t much more than trees. Today, I think he’d be pleased with the progress.
Here’s T.C. around 1950 doing a little work in his  yard.
Photo courtesy …

EHS Dance (1942)
July 26, 2013 – 2:57 pm | 6 Comments
EHS Dance (1942)

This picture of a Eatonville High School dance was taken in the 1940s. Cool decorations — a glass of bubbly on the wall. Live four-piece band too with saxophone player.
The person marked “ME” is Arne Haynes. …

Drive up to Mount Rainier (ca. 1920)
July 23, 2013 – 7:27 pm | One Comment
Drive up to Mount Rainier (ca. 1920)

Folks have been driving up to Mount Rainier since there were wheels to get the up there.
If you’ve been up to Paradise, you’ll see breathtaking views of the mountain and fields of wildflowers. It wasn’t …

Couple Shots of Ohop Bob (early 1900s)
July 13, 2013 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
Couple Shots of Ohop Bob (early 1900s)

Ohop Bob was a fine dining establishment for decades. There are a number of photos of the place on this site, as well as a copy of the menu, in case you are wondering what …

Olga (Olden) Strickland – young girl and beyond
July 9, 2013 – 5:31 pm | 4 Comments
Olga (Olden) Strickland – young girl and beyond

The Oldens were some of the first pioneers of Ohop Valley — specifically Louis and Emma Olden. There were also Olden children, including Olga, her sister Hannah Olden, and brother Norman Olden. Olga Helene Olden would …

Cecil Williams and Otto Haynes with their Dogs
June 7, 2013 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Cecil Williams and Otto Haynes with their Dogs

Photos of Eatonville’s past are filled with people and and their dogs. Here are two shots of boys with their dogs — Cecil Williams and Arne O. Haynes and his dog Jiggs Jr.
If you’ve got a …

Those Who Fought For our Freedom (1945)
June 5, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Those Who Fought For our Freedom (1945)

For decades Eatonville has lost its young men to various. This ran in the 1945 Eatonville High School annual. It gave tribute to the students who had lost their lives:
• James Battle
• Charles Biggs
• John …