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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Mt. Rainier Entrance (ca. 1920)
January 16, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mt. Rainier Entrance (ca. 1920)

People have been driving up to Mt. Rainier since the first car. Here’s a great shot of Nisqually visitor entrance , probably around 1920.
As you can see, not many things have change in the last …

Eatonville Hotel matchbook cover
November 28, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Hotel matchbook cover

The Eatonville Hotel had a long history before it was taken down in the late 1960s. (It used to stand next to Key Bank.)
It was built in the 1912 and for a long time incorporated …

Ohop Valley, Kjelstad Farm, 1961
February 23, 2017 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
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 …