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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Van Eaton Gals Out on the Town (1948)
March 27, 2012 – 9:06 pm | No Comment
Van Eaton Gals Out on the Town (1948)

Elsie, Joan and Margaret Van Eaton are out on the town in 1948. The one traveling in style is Joan. Take a look at that stroller. It’s a Taylor Tot and they were made from the …

Don’t Feed the Bear (Mount Rainier ca. 1940s)
March 26, 2012 – 4:24 pm | 2 Comments
Don’t Feed the Bear (Mount Rainier ca. 1940s)

They always tell you, don’t feed the bear. But people just can’t seem to help themselves.
Here are some folks feeding a bear at Mount Rainier, probably in late 40s. It looks like a cub standing …

Eatonville’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)
March 23, 2012 – 5:43 pm | 16 Comments
Eatonville’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)

With all the news about Eatonville’s police department lately, I thought it might be a good time to look back at the town’s law enforcement.
Moving through Marshals
Eatonville has had its ups and down with law …

The Logs – Resort Motel and Restaurant
March 22, 2012 – 3:36 pm | 10 Comments
The Logs – Resort Motel and Restaurant

If you were headed up to Paradise years ago, you might have stopped by “The Logs”  for the evening. Below is what was printed on the back of their postcard, and it sounds like a …

Eatonville Center of Hunt for Lost Airplane (December 1946)
March 16, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Center of Hunt for Lost Airplane (December 1946)

This article ran in the Eatonville Dispatch, December 19, 1946.
Eatonville Center of Hunt for Lost Airplane
Eatonville was “in the news” for a brief period last week end.
Walter Winchell, the New York radio gossipeer, gave it …

1952 Chevrolet Goes on Display in Van Eaton’s Showroom
March 15, 2012 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
1952 Chevrolet Goes on Display in Van Eaton’s Showroom

The names Chevrolet and Van Eaton will always be linked. The Van Eaton Chevrolet showroom was part of the town for decades. Here’s an ad out of the Eatonville Dispatch for the new 1952 four-door …

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 …