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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Barneey’s Restaurant (1970s)
February 9, 2014 – 2:21 am | No Comment
Barneey’s Restaurant (1970s)

A glimpse of Barneey’s in the 1970s. Today a gas station sits there  — also named Barney’s, I think because they realized the local still called the spot Barney’s.
On Facebook, everyone started talking when these …

Eatonville Train Depot
February 5, 2014 – 6:52 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville Train Depot

Years back Eatonville had a train depot — and I believe the bottom story is now the Country Real Estate building on the corner of Washington St. and Center St. But when it was still …

Madora Dawkins & Paul Ford Back to School
January 22, 2014 – 9:48 pm | No Comment
Madora Dawkins & Paul Ford Back to School

This picture was on the front page of the Dispatch in 1977. It wasn’t about Madora Dawkins‘ teaching, but the less-than-excited kids heading  back to school after their summer vacation.
Paul Ford probably captured the feeling …

Upper Nisqually Timeline – 1850 to 2007
January 21, 2014 – 6:56 pm | 3 Comments
Upper Nisqually Timeline – 1850 to 2007

Thought you might like a look at this timeline for the Upper Nisqually Valley. Just click on it to enlarge.

 
 
 
 
 
Courtesy – Eatnoville History Project.

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 …

Early Weyerhaeuser School
January 11, 2014 – 9:24 pm | One Comment
Early Weyerhaeuser School

The Weyerhaeuser School was used for number of things, in addition to being a schoolhouse, off Highway 7 (340th & Mt. Hwy. E).
When the new school was built, this schoolhouse was “moved back to be …

Ohop Grange Smorgasbord (1977)
December 30, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Ohop Grange Smorgasbord (1977)

The Ohop Grange Smorgasbords were a highly anticipated event for anyone with an appetite. Here are (left to right) Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Sikora, Velma Kjelstad, Mae Boyles, Zola Summer and Evelyn Guske preparing preparing for …

On Top of the VanCleve Ford Building in 1964
November 27, 2013 – 12:46 am | No Comment
On Top of the VanCleve Ford Building in 1964

The Van Cleve Ford building stood on Mashell Ave. It was taken down a couple years back, but if had been standing on it in August of 1964, this is what you would have seen. This …

Eatonville Trivia – Test your Knolwedge
October 31, 2013 – 11:25 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Trivia – Test your Knolwedge

Eatonvile Triva
How well do you know your Eatonville history? Here are a few questions to test your knowledge.
1. What was the company that helped build the town in the early 1900s?
2. What was the town’s …

Remembers Eatonville’s Rocks Festival
October 21, 2013 – 6:14 pm | No Comment
Remembers Eatonville’s Rocks Festival

It was 1970, Eatonville had its own little Woodstock. Here are a few comments from people who remember the event.
Tom Hamilton (who was a  kid at the time and his parents owned a chicken farm …