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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Dael Haynes at the Kids Pond & Loading Fish with Smallwood (March, 1956)
April 29, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
Dael Haynes at the Kids Pond & Loading Fish with Smallwood (March, 1956)

Fishing season has just started, so what better time to post some Kids’ Pond shots. The first shot is of Dael Haynes visiting the pond, and the second is of the truck adding fish to …

Irene Larin – Carter & Orchard Intersection (1956)
April 29, 2016 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Irene Larin – Carter & Orchard Intersection (1956)

It’s 1956 and Irene Larin stands beside a rhododendron. Maybe more fun that the plant is the look at the the intersection of Carter Street and Orchard 60 years ago. Not much has changed.
Photo courtesy …

Elbe Post Office – 1956
April 28, 2016 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
Elbe Post Office – 1956

The Elbe post office, shown here in 1956, had a long history. The following is taken from Postmarked Washington: Pierce County.
Established: June 4, 1892, Cyrus H. Thompson; Adam Sachs, December 17, 1892; Mrs. Serena B. …

Red Men Hall (1954)
April 24, 2016 – 7:00 am | One Comment
Red Men Hall (1954)

This shot, taken of the Redmen Hall (or Redman Hall as it was also referred) in 1954, was at the end of its illustrious life. It had been I.O.R.M meeting place, but also housed countless …

Fife versus Eatonville Grade School in Archery (1956)
April 19, 2016 – 3:28 am | No Comment
Fife versus Eatonville Grade School in Archery (1956)

Yes, Eatonville used to be into archery. This shot taken by Joe Larin, May, is 1956, is of a competition between Fife and Eatonville Grade School. Who won? I’m not sure.
By today’s standard this seems …

Postnet (ca. 1952)
April 16, 2016 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Postnet (ca. 1952)

What folks call today “the Postnet building” was perviously Kneip’s Trucking Service.
This building has has a host of different tenants throughout the years. The following was provided by Rich and Ruthie Williams:
Charley Chamberland built this building …

Fishing at the Kids Ponds – April 1955
April 15, 2016 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
Fishing at the Kids Ponds – April 1955

The kids pond was built in 1952 at the same time and by the same loggers that built the Eatonville airport. Here are a few shots taken by Joe Larin of kids fishing several years …

Downtown Eatonville Photos from 1947-48 – Taken with Donald Duck Camera
April 13, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment
Downtown Eatonville Photos from 1947-48 – Taken with Donald Duck Camera

I know these shots taken on Mashell Ave. are small, but that’s because they were taken by Dick Logston in 1947-48 on a Donald Duck camera he received for Christmas.
Here’s what he has to say, …

Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)
April 5, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)

This shot of the old Eatonville Theater taken in the late 50s, taken by Joe Larin, makes the town look like a ghost town. A new theater had been built but this time, just down …

Eatonville Drug Store (ca. 1957)
April 5, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Drug Store (ca. 1957)

Kirk’s Pharmacy didn’t always look the way it does now. In the 50s you would have seen the Eatonville Rexall Drugs. (The “Rex” in the name came from the common Rx abbreviation for drug prescriptions.)
If you’re …