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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1987 Article – Sale of George Dean Home Prompts Flood of Recollections
March 31, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
1987 Article – Sale of George Dean Home Prompts Flood of Recollections

This article ran in the Eatonville Dispatch , July 22, 1987. It’s about the George Dean home, the Swan Lake Dairy, Robert Fiander and more.
Courtesy of the Eatonville Dispatch.
Click on images to enlarge.

 

Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden
March 24, 2014 – 5:25 pm | One Comment
Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden

T. C. Van Eaton may be known as Eatonville’s founder. But what about his wife? Because everyone knows that behind every man there’s a great woman.
Meet that great women, Nellie Van Eaton. She’s pictured here …

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 …