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 Ave. (ca. 1959)
May 11, 2016 – 9:52 pm | 2 Comments
Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)

A view of Mashell Ave. in the late 1950s. The Eatonville Dispatch and Post Office have since found new homes, but otherwise things, don’t look all that much different. The Roxy is still playing movies!
Also interesting …

Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)
May 7, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)

Robin Hood Day of 1955 was part of the Operation Bootstrap. Bootstrap was Eatonville’s attempt to reinvent itself and bring in new business after the closing of the Eatonville Lumber Mill — it’s primary business.
These shots …

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 | 2 Comments
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 | One 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, …