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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Operation Bootstrap
January 29, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Operation Bootstrap

In 1953 it was obvious Eatonville’s lumber mill, the town’s main industry, was shutting down. Hundreds of people had already left and residents were depressed and worried about the town’s survival.
No one wanted to see …

Kids get into Operation Bootstrap
January 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Kids get into Operation Bootstrap

This photo and caption on Bootstrap Juniors appeared in the April 17, 1954 issue of the Seattle Times.
Operation Bootstrap — a movement to improve the Eatonville community — appeared in t
“Miss Margit Thorvaldson looked on …

Eatonville Lumber Company in Action (ca. 1942)
January 26, 2012 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company in Action (ca. 1942)

This areal shot, taken by C. K. Kinsey, of the Eatonville Lumber Company, shows a company in full operation.
WWII was in full force. “Eatonville’s Japanese, both native and foreign born, prepared to move to concentration …

Women at Work, Anne (Mrs. Otto Haynes) Christensen
January 22, 2012 – 6:43 pm | 2 Comments
Women at Work, Anne (Mrs. Otto Haynes) Christensen

This picture of Anne (Christensen) Haynes, (born 1892) was taken probably in the 40s judging by the make of her iron.
Anne married Otto Haynes (a son of 1914 Ashford pioneer Paul Haynes). Otto was the …

Mashell Ave. early 40s
January 18, 2012 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments
Mashell Ave. early 40s

I believe this photo was taken in the early 40s because of the make of the trucks and also because the new Roxy (the one that stands today) was built in 1942.
This is one of …

Cruise News – 1931
January 14, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Cruise News – 1931

Students of Eatonville were putting out the “Cruiser” news for decades. Here’s a sample of a page from January 28, 1931. Honor roll that year included:
Seniors: Nancie Auvil, Agnes Blau, Shirley Hecht, Olga Overlie, Iris Swanson, …

Eatonville Logging Timeline — Created by the Eatonville History Project
January 13, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Eatonville Logging Timeline — Created by the Eatonville History Project

Here is a timeline of Eatonville’s lumber past.  It was created by the Eatonville History Project, a group of local individuals working to connect Eatonville students with their local history.
Keep and eye out for more fun …

Arial shots of Eatonville (1950s)
January 10, 2012 – 9:23 am | 10 Comments
Arial shots of Eatonville (1950s)

This shot of Eatonville was taken around the 1955, I believe in conjunction with Operation Bootstrap. If anyone has a better date, please let me know.
The picture may be grainy, but there’s no question that it’s …

King’s Place — Smokes for Sale (1940s)
January 7, 2012 – 9:00 am | 10 Comments
King’s Place — Smokes for Sale (1940s)

I’m not sure why I like this shot of King’s Place so much. Maybe it’s the signs:
. . .  the Camel ad in the bottom corner or the Chevron Supreme above.
. . . the slogan …

Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company Store
December 26, 2011 – 7:14 pm | 3 Comments
Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company Store

Here is a peak inside the Eatonville Lumber Company store around 1942. If you look closely you can see a crack in the glass case, which looks like it’s full of Coke bottles. Pat Van Eaton …