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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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 …

Eatonville Lumber Mill in Action (ca. 1930)
May 30, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Mill in Action (ca. 1930)

This picture might not look so hot at first glance, but take a closer look. It’s full of detail. You can see the log coming up the chute from the mill pond. The steam or …

Red & White Store
May 14, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Red & White Store

The Red and White store used to be a familiar feature on Mashell Ave. For years you’d walk in and find Keith Malcom and Jesse Dawkins ready to serve you.
The building is no longer standing, and …

Building Alder Dam – 1944
May 13, 2013 – 3:34 pm | 3 Comments
Building Alder Dam – 1944

If you head up past to La Grande, there are some nice spots to stop and see Alder dam. This is a shot of it while is was being built in 1944. Construction was complete …

May Pole – 1950s
May 3, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
May Pole – 1950s

The May Pole has been a part of Eatonville’s May Day celebrations since its start. In fact, if you wanted to find out if someone went to school in Eatonville, one of the questions would …

May Day 1937
May 2, 2013 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
May Day 1937

Eatonville’s May Day (aka Community Day) celebrations will be held tomorrow. To get folks in the mood, here’s a look at May Day in 1937 — the same year Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific …

Eatonville Stage – 1937
April 18, 2013 – 5:16 pm | 4 Comments
Eatonville Stage – 1937

This ad for the Eatonville-Tacoma Stage Company ran in the Mashell Telephone Company phonebook’s inside cover in 1937. The stage took folks all over — Kapowsin, Electron and transferred people at Johnson’s Corner from the …

Haying the Hard Way
April 12, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Haying the Hard Way

We were getting low on hay and I just ran down to King Feed and pick up 10 bales of alfalfa. That wasn’t an option just a handful  in the early 1900s when farmers cut …