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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Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Clean Up – July 1966
April 11, 2016 – 5:17 pm | 2 Comments
Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Clean Up – July 1966

Joe Larin captured this group cleaning up at the Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Shaker Church. Anyone have any names?
The Indian Henry grave monument is there today in La Grande, Wash.
This isn’t something new to Eatonville. In …

Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground (ca. 1911)
November 19, 2015 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground (ca. 1911)

Here is a postcard of Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground at Mount Rainier, from about 1911.
Here is some information from The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier:
“At Indian Henrys Hunting Ground, form 1908 to 1915, George Hall and his wife, …

Indian Henrys Hunting Ground
September 4, 2015 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Indian Henrys Hunting Ground

Jeff Morrison says this photo is an original picture taken of Indian Henrys Hunting Ground at Mount Rainier. If you look close you can see the white tents.
Here is some information from The Big Fact Book …

Mount Rainier & Lake Washington – 1903
August 11, 2014 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
Mount Rainier & Lake Washington – 1903

This 1903 Mount Rainier postcard is interesting with a native american canoeing across what is a sparsely populated Lake Washington. I say this because I found another version of this postcard on the Tacoma Public Library …

Torger Wants a Road to Mount Rainier
June 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Torger Wants a Road to Mount Rainier

Torger Peterson, a pioneer from Norway, came to Ohop Valley in 1887. He built a farm, but road building may have been a bigger passion. These are the words from his autobiography.
“After we had cleared …

4H Club Builds Indian Henry Monument (1975)
January 18, 2014 – 1:55 am | No Comment
4H Club Builds Indian Henry Monument (1975)

This articles ran in the Dispatch in 1975. It reads:
Pictured above are members of the Sliver Lake 4-H Club who last Monday began building a stone monument to Indian Henry. The grave site also was …

Indian Henry Grave
November 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Indian Henry Grave

This photo ran April 17, 1954. The caption read:
Historic Grave: Mrs. Orville Danforth peered over a tumble-down fence at the grave of Indian Henry, a friendly guide to early Mount Rainier trailblazers. The town of …

Eatonville and Indian Legends of Mount Rainer
June 18, 2012 – 5:19 pm | 4 Comments
Eatonville and Indian Legends of Mount Rainer

This early shot of Eatonville shows a big of the downtown with Mount Rainier in the background.
Native American Legends
Native Americans saw mountains and male or female. It turns out that depending on the legend, Mount …

Indiana Henry 101
May 8, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Indiana Henry 101

Guest blogger Bob Walter provides some interesting facts on Indiana Henry.
Indian Henry was believed to be an Upper Cowlitz Indian. Born about 1825, he moved his family in the 1860’s and established a prosperous farm …

Kludts Hop Farm
April 30, 2012 – 5:11 pm | 2 Comments
Kludts Hop Farm

I don’t know much about these photos except that they are of the Kludts Hop Farm and that hop farming was an important crop for Washington State around the turn on the 20th century.
Here’s a …