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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Mashell Avenue Through the Years
May 13, 2011 – 2:25 pm | 3 Comments
Mashell Avenue Through the Years

We’re lucky that so many people have taken pictures of Eatonville over the years — and saved them. Here’s a look at Mashell Avenue through the years and its transformation.
Photos Courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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Waterer Feed & Fuel
May 11, 2011 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
Waterer Feed & Fuel

You probably know the Waterer Feed & Fuel building as today’s NAPA store.
The Waterer’s owned the store and lived in town until the 60s.
Ester Waterer was a bank teller at the Eatonville State Bank until …

1939 Boeing Stratoliner Crash in Alder Kills 10
May 11, 2011 – 3:39 pm | 18 Comments
1939 Boeing Stratoliner Crash in Alder Kills 10

It was March 18, 1939 and Stanley Scurlock and his young son Rod were putting in horses when they noticed a large plane flying over Alder. Large planes weren’t a common occurrence back then and …

Cool Guys of the 1950s
May 10, 2011 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Cool Guys of the 1950s

Eatonville has always had it’s share of cool guys.
The year is 1959 and  Tom Van Eaton, David Covington, Lynn Pochert and Pat Van Eaton, are leaning against Pat’s 1939 Buick convertible, which he drove throughout …

May Day 1929
May 6, 2011 – 9:38 pm | 8 Comments
May Day 1929

Community Day (aka May Day) is a big deal in Eatonville.
Did you know . . . it started as an annual community clean up day for the school and town.
In 1927 they began having a …

Canyada Lodge in La Grande
April 29, 2011 – 4:56 pm | 17 Comments
Canyada Lodge in La Grande

The Canyada Lodge, in La Grande, was designed by Heath and Gove and opened around 1912. John L. McMurray — a Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney — built the lodge or $92,500.
(This first picture, courtesy of Rich …

The Kids’ Pond — Four Days in the Making
April 28, 2011 – 4:48 pm | 4 Comments
The Kids’ Pond — Four Days in the Making

If you spent any part of your childhood in Eatonville, you fished at the Kids’ Pond.
For almost 60 years, kids have stood shoulder to shoulder on the opening day of fishing season, casting their lines …

Eatonville Celebrates 50 Years (1959)
April 22, 2011 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Celebrates 50 Years (1959)

It was 1959, Ben-Hur was  a box office smash, Bonanza premiered, and the Soviets sent up the Lunik II, which is the first man-made object to his the surface of the moon. But back in …

Loggers Build Eatonville an Airport
April 14, 2011 – 12:34 am | 5 Comments
Loggers Build Eatonville an Airport

In 1952, John Swanson, Eatonville councilman and logger, told the council that there was a need for an Eatonville airport. His expense statement was hard to argue with — it would cost the town nothing.
John’s …

Class of 1951 (in 1946)
April 9, 2011 – 4:11 pm | 3 Comments
Class of 1951 (in 1946)

I’m partial to this photo, in part because my dad, Louie Mettler, is in it (far right, second row from the top).
The sign at the kids’ feet reads: Eatonville Sch. 1946’7  Gr. 8 …