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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Mashell Ave. in 1942
August 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. in 1942

Josie Johnston posted this picture on Facebook the other day. It inspired some memories from locals.
Josie: I’m just messing around on some historical research sites today and found this very cool view of what the Hotes …

A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)
July 23, 2016 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)

This image comes straight from the Eatonville History Facebook page and was posted by Josie Johnston: “This is looking down Center towards Mashell if you were standing in the street near modern day Community Center.”
Ryan …

Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller
July 5, 2016 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Ohop Valley was populated with Norwegians — like Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and daughter Signe Keller. This family lived in one of the original homes still standing, near …

Alder Lake
June 24, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Alder Lake

An interesting shot of Alder Lake taken from a higher elevation than usual. Joe Larin shot this around the mid 1950s.
Photo courtesy of the Baublits family, and taken by Joe Larin.
Click on image to enlarge.

Ruby Haynes 1952
June 10, 2016 – 10:26 pm | No Comment
Ruby Haynes 1952

Ruby Haynes Rulien was quite a stunner, shown here at a fashion show in a dress she created.
Photo courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.
Click on image to enlarge.

Alder Grade School 1941
June 2, 2016 – 11:10 pm | 7 Comments
Alder Grade School 1941

This picture showed up on Facebook via Diana Grant, and was restored by Charles Batchelor.
Lots of great comments came from this post. Here you go:
Diana Grant: This is Ethel Jacobson…I will be using this in my …

Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)
May 15, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)

Ashford, Washington is a pretty small town. Hard to believe this used to be the grade school.
For a glimpse of what it was like to go to school at Ashford Public School, just click HERE for words …

State Patrol in Eatonville (1958)
May 13, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment
State Patrol in Eatonville (1958)

I’m not sure what the incident was, but the State Patrol was parked on Center Street, on a sunny day in 1958.
What’s more interesting than the car are the buildings. In this first image you …

Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)
May 11, 2016 – 9:52 pm | 2 Comments
Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)

A view of Mashell Ave. in the late 1950s. The Eatonville Dispatch and Post Office have since found new homes, but otherwise things, don’t look all that much different. The Roxy is still playing movies!
Also interesting …

Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)
May 7, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)

Robin Hood Day of 1955 was part of the Operation Bootstrap. Bootstrap was Eatonville’s attempt to reinvent itself and bring in new business after the closing of the Eatonville Lumber Mill — it’s primary business.
These shots …