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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Robin Hood Days (1954)
March 8, 2012 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments
Robin Hood Days (1954)

Robin Hood Days
When the Eatonville mill closed its doors in the 1950s, people worried that the town might not survive. Operation Bootstrap began — a community effort to keep the doors open. One of many …

Oldens and Larsons – Pioneers (ca. 1930)
March 6, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Oldens and Larsons – Pioneers (ca. 1930)

These three Ohop Valley pioneers are taking a well deserved break for a photo. Picture left to right is Ole Olden, his wife Hannah Olden, and her brother John Larson.
Ole and Hannah celebrated their 50th …

Eatonville Train Depot (ca. 1942)
February 29, 2012 – 6:38 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Train Depot (ca. 1942)

The Eatonville Railroad Depot used to stand not far from the Plaza market sits today. You can see the Eatonville Lumber Co. mill in the background.
This image is from the University of Washington’s special collection, …

Henrickson Farm in Ohop Valley – (ca. late 40s or early 50s)
February 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Henrickson Farm in Ohop Valley – (ca. late 40s or early 50s)

Today this portion of Ohop Valley is the site of Nisqually Land Trust work. But in the 1940s through the 1980s this was a working farm. The barn was built in 1947 by Fred Henrickson …

Robin Hood Days & Cedar Shakes (1954)
February 27, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Robin Hood Days & Cedar Shakes (1954)

Pictured is the O.E. Haynes & Son truck, which took part in the Robin Hood Days parade. The sign on the back reads “Hand Split Cedar Shakes”and there is paper archery target on the cab …

Matt Kjelstad – l978 Article from the Ruralite
February 21, 2012 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
Matt Kjelstad – l978 Article from the Ruralite

This article about Matt Kjelstad appeared in the Ruralite in 1978.
He talked about coming to Ohop Valley, clearing the land, farming, the changes after WWI, and power coming to the area.
Article courtesy of the Burwash …

Early Eatonville Grandstand and Gym (ca. 1940)
February 19, 2012 – 9:36 pm | 2 Comments
Early Eatonville Grandstand and Gym (ca. 1940)

Early on Eatonville was more about basketball and baseball than football. The gym is the building on the right. The first basket ball team was 1912.
This picture was probably taken in the early 1940s and …

Eatonville Fire House and City Hall (ca. 1942)
February 17, 2012 – 4:58 pm | 3 Comments
Eatonville Fire House and City Hall (ca. 1942)

In 1912 a 34-inch fire bell was bought from the Schwabacher Hardware Store for $31.50. The Council and Mayor Snow held a special meeting in front 0f the fire hall February 9, 1912 to consider …

Eatonville Redmen Basketball team (1946-47)
February 7, 2012 – 1:16 am | One Comment
Eatonville Redmen Basketball team (1946-47)

I’m making the jump that this was the Red Men Hall’s basketball team. The appeared to do well during the 1946-47 season in the Pierce County A.A.U. Tri-County League.
The Redmen Hall sat where the Landmark’s …

Football Through the Years (1930s – 1957)
February 5, 2012 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Football Through the Years (1930s – 1957)

Since it’s the Super Bowl today, it seems fitting to show a few shots about Eatonville’s football team and fields.
The first shot is the 1941 Eatonville football team on the field in what looks like …