Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | One Comment

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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1940 Letter from Congressman Coffee to Christensen
January 2, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
1940 Letter from Congressman Coffee to Christensen

Kay Christensen Davis writes, “A letter from a congressman to my grandmother Harriet Christensen after the death of my grandfather Nels.”
The 1940 letter reads:
I have read with sadness of the tragic passing of your distinguished …

Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now
December 30, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now

The Gateway Inn has been part of the local landscape for decades, located just outside the park entrance.
Here is a shot of it in the 1950s (judging by the cars). I love the signs over the …

War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)
December 29, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)

This check was issued by the State of Washington to the town of Eatonville on January 31, 1945. It represented monies from the War Liquor Tax Fund (WLT), which I believe is much the same …

LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)
November 18, 2016 – 12:37 am | One Comment
LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)

This wonderful image is provided courtesy of Jeannie Woehl and Tacoma Power. It looks like a single gas pump in LaGrande, Washington, probably from the 1940s while they were working on the dam. And, of …

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 | One 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.
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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 …