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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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 …

Scenic Four Lake Loop Drive
April 9, 2011 – 3:52 pm | 5 Comments
Scenic Four Lake Loop Drive

Sometime in the 50s there was a petition to create a scenic loop drive between four lakes — Kapowsin, Ohop Lake, Tanwax and Clear Lake.
By adding just 2.1 miles of road construction, people could cut …

Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater
April 9, 2011 – 3:17 pm | 4 Comments
Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater

Eatonville’s Roxy theater in town was built by A.G. Pecchia back in 1942. It was just one of many.
Mr. Pecchia came into the movie business by accident. Around 1920,  a man who was renting Pecchia’s …

Mashell Avenue – ca. 1958
March 29, 2011 – 8:08 pm | 22 Comments
Mashell Avenue – ca. 1958

Mashell Avenue in the 50’s looks like a scene straight out of Back to the Future.
Some of the buildings are no longer standing, like the Red and White Store on the corner (which was then …

A look at Eatonville, 1957
March 29, 2011 – 1:11 am | 2 Comments
A look at Eatonville, 1957

These two pictures were taken in the 1950s.
The first is of the Eatonville Lumber company. It closed February 1954. On December 2, 1953, the following statement was published:
“Announcement was made today by G.E. Karlin, representing …

Bomber Goes Missing in 1946
March 22, 2011 – 12:23 am | One Comment
Bomber Goes Missing in 1946

March, 2011 this postcard appeared on Ebay.com. I purchased in part because I live in Ohop Valley, but also because of the message on top: “25 Marine fliers lost here December 1946. Bodies found summer …