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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Ohop Valley, Kjelstad Farm, 1961
February 23, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ohop Valley, Kjelstad Farm, 1961

The Burwash family is sitting outside at the farm, checking out the newest addition to the family.
Sarah Rabel writes this February 16, 2017:
“Today, my mind has rested on Grandma Burwash [Carolyn Burwash], who passed away …

Obituary for Clara Jensen Acuff (1907 – 2002)
January 2, 2017 – 9:24 pm | No Comment
Obituary for Clara Jensen Acuff (1907 – 2002)

This Obituary for Clara (Jensen) Acuff comes to us from Abbi Wonacottt, author of Firm Foundation: formation of Eatonville, Wa.,
Clara lived a long and interesting life and was a cornerstone on the community.
To read more …

Joe Larin at the Dispatch (ca. 1960)
January 1, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Joe Larin at the Dispatch (ca. 1960)

We have Joe Larin (Eatonville postmaster from 1935 to 1944) outside the Eatonville Dispatch, showing off a sign Be a Deer, Don’t Litter OUR Forests. I’m going to guess this was the results of a …

Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now
December 30, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now

The Gateway Inn has been part of the local landscape for decades, located just outside the park entrance.
Here is a shot of it in the 1950s (judging by the cars). I love the signs over the …

Glacier Basin Adventure in early 1900s and today
November 18, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Glacier Basin Adventure in early 1900s and today

Here’s a little before and after combo. The top is the Glacier Basin Adventure in the very early 1900s, and below is the same view in 2016.
It’s hard to believe there was mining done at Mt. …

Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016
November 14, 2016 – 9:43 pm | One Comment
Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016

Thank you Jeff Morrison for showing us a glimpse of Glacier Basin then and now. The first shot was taken in the early 1900s, the lower one taken in 2016.
The Glacier Basin hike is a …

Malcolm’s Shop-Rite Tokens
November 4, 2016 – 9:14 pm | No Comment
Malcolm’s Shop-Rite Tokens

Remember Malcom’s Shop-Rite (now the home of the Medical Billing Center). Here are some tokens from when it was a busy grocery. As you can see, they were foot for 1 cent, on up to …

Clyde Williams (1971)
September 23, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Clyde Williams (1971)

This shot of Clyde Williams was taken in 1971 by Joe Larin. You only have to search Clyde’s name on this blog to find out he and his family were a big piece of the …

Original Eatonville Schoolhouse
September 23, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Original Eatonville Schoolhouse

The original Eatonville schoolhouse was restored and sits next to Glacier View Park. Before it was restored though,  it looked like this. A bit more weathered and sporting a chimney.
I believe the two-story building to …

1974 – Talent for an Old Time Dance
September 22, 2016 – 9:44 pm | No Comment
1974 – Talent for an Old Time Dance

I found this in some old minutes from the historical society (around 1974). They were going to do an old-timey dance at the Ohop Grange to raise money for the restoration of the old school …