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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Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments
Barney’s Matchbook Cover

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 …

Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)
September 9, 2016 – 6:06 pm | No Comment
Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)

As many already know, we recently lost a former teacher a dear member of the community, Margit Thorvaldson. Below was provided by Margit’s niece, Anne Kristoffersen.
July 19 1928 – August 27 2016
Margit Thorvaldson, age 88, …

Ohop Bob, early 1930s
September 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Ohop Bob, early 1930s

Came across this postcard of Ohop Bob on Ebay. Couldn’t help but purchase it. It was probably taken in the 1930s after the second story was put on. I love that you can see the …

Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948
September 7, 2016 – 5:10 pm | One Comment
Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948

Jonas Asplund, was a farmer, a pilot . . . as well as a ham radio operator, call sign W71G.
QSO commonly refers to the contact between two amateur radio stations. Jonas mailed this proof of contact …

Mashell Ave. in 1942
August 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. in 1942

Josie Johnston posted this picture on Facebook the other day. It inspired some memories from locals.
Josie: I’m just messing around on some historical research sites today and found this very cool view of what the Hotes …

A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)
July 23, 2016 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)

This image comes straight from the Eatonville History Facebook page and was posted by Josie Johnston: “This is looking down Center towards Mashell if you were standing in the street near modern day Community Center.”
Ryan …

Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller
July 5, 2016 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and Signe Keller

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Ohop Valley was populated with Norwegians — like Ingbrick and Marie Jacobson and daughter Signe Keller. This family lived in one of the original homes still standing, near …

Alder Lake
June 24, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Alder Lake

An interesting shot of Alder Lake taken from a higher elevation than usual. Joe Larin shot this around the mid 1950s.
Photo courtesy of the Baublits family, and taken by Joe Larin.
Click on image to enlarge.

Ruby Haynes 1952
June 10, 2016 – 10:26 pm | No Comment
Ruby Haynes 1952

Ruby Haynes Rulien was quite a stunner, shown here at a fashion show in a dress she created.
Photo courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.
Click on image to enlarge.

Alder Grade School 1941
June 2, 2016 – 11:10 pm | 7 Comments
Alder Grade School 1941

This picture showed up on Facebook via Diana Grant, and was restored by Charles Batchelor.
Lots of great comments came from this post. Here you go:
Diana Grant: This is Ethel Jacobson…I will be using this in my …