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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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 …

Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016
March 2, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016

I don’t know what’s more impressive—the iconic Paradise Inn or Mount Rainier looming behind it.
“Construction of the majestic Paradise Inn was completed 100 years ago in 1916. Today, entering the inn with its large timbers …

Point Ohop Ad
February 25, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Point Ohop Ad

Check out this early ad for Point Ohop on Ohop Lake.
Joan Sundquist says, “I have a picture of about 5 of us girls when we were in our teens, we entered a “Beauty Contest” at …

Firehouse (ca. 1960)
February 22, 2016 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
Firehouse (ca. 1960)

The old Eatonville Fire house with Morrison home in the back.
There are lots of memories there:
Marlayne Elliff: Remember the black board on the front of the firehall? Kids would ride down when they heard the bell and …

The Pocahontas part of the Fourth of July Parade (ca. 1930s)
February 22, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The Pocahontas part of the Fourth of July Parade  (ca. 1930s)

This kind of a parade float wouldn’t fly in today’s environment, but in year’s past  The Pocahontas— the female version of Eatonville’s Order of the Red Men — was active.
If you’d like to ready a more about …

First Aid Class (ca. 1954)
February 20, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
First Aid Class (ca. 1954)

First aid class being held in the early 1950s at the fire station. Lots of local folks here. If you can name more, please share:
First Photo:
• Middle row, fourth from right — Louie Mettler
• Clair Chase …

Eatonville Undertaking Co.
February 13, 2016 – 12:42 am | No Comment
Eatonville Undertaking Co.

An ad taken from the 1940 Eatonville phone book for the Eatonville Undertaking Co. “Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director. Lady Attendant”
Photo courtesy of John Bratholm.
Click on image to enlarge.

Pelton Water Wheel at Nisqually Dam (ca. 1942)
January 17, 2016 – 10:37 pm | No Comment
Pelton Water Wheel at Nisqually Dam (ca. 1942)

As I write this, the image here is for sale on Ebay. The information on the photo reads: “Photograph shows a workman standing next to a Pelton water wheel case for La Grande Dam on …

Images from Robin Hood Day (1954)
January 4, 2016 – 7:30 pm | One Comment
Images from Robin Hood Day (1954)

Robin Hood Day was an idea created by Eatonville residents during a down time in the economy. The lumber mill had closed and they were looking for ways to bring businesses and people to the …