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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Special Meeting of the Historical Society – June 16, 1975
September 21, 2016 – 11:51 pm | No Comment
Special Meeting of the Historical Society – June 16, 1975

These are the minutes of the special meeting of the historical society in 1975. It makes me kind of sad because they talk about the possibility of making the old hotel into a museum (used …

PTA Play, 1963
September 14, 2016 – 10:33 pm | One Comment
PTA Play, 1963

This is a fabulous shot of an Eatonville PTA performance from 1963. I love the “Hiss” sign!
I’m not sure who these folks are though. But thanks to everyone, I think I got some answers.
BaLeft to …

Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)
September 9, 2016 – 6:06 pm | No Comment
Margit Thorvaldson – A Most Progressive Woman (1928-2016)

As many already know, we recently lost a former teacher a dear member of the community, Margit Thorvaldson. Below was provided by Margit’s niece, Anne Kristoffersen.
July 19 1928 – August 27 2016
Margit Thorvaldson, age 88, …

The Driver Training Car (1961)
August 16, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment
The Driver Training Car (1961)

John Van Eaton and Hans Olson shake hands in front of the Methodist Church on Mashell Ave. in September 1961. The plaque on the car reads: The Driver Training Car, Provided as a Public Service by …

First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)
July 3, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville School District has come a long way in the last 100+ years. This was Eatonville’s first schoolhouse. You can find it today at Glacier View Park. 
Here is some information about the little school house …

Launch of Documentary on Eatonville Rock Festival (aka Buffalo Party Convention and Pig Roast)
June 21, 2016 – 3:54 pm | 6 Comments
Launch of Documentary on Eatonville Rock Festival (aka Buffalo Party Convention and Pig Roast)

Hi everyone,
Because of all your comments and interest in the Eatonville Rock festival over the last couple years, I’m excited to announce we have officially started work on the documentary Buffalo Rock.
The film will look back …

Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. (Oct. 1962)
June 6, 2016 – 8:59 pm | No Comment
Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. (Oct. 1962)

This wonderful shot of Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. was taken in front of the Eatonville High School in October, 1962.
Frank Van Eaton was born in Eatonville in 1894, and played a big …

Hotes Masonic Temple, Post Office and Dispatch 1964
June 1, 2016 – 12:24 am | One Comment
Hotes Masonic Temple, Post Office and Dispatch 1964

In 1964, the year Mary Poppins hit the screen and Elizabeth Taylor was marrying Richard Burton for the first time, Eatonville was fairly quiet.
This shot of the Hotes Masonic Temple (next to the Roxy) on Mashell Ave., …

Sculptures by Duke Moore
May 28, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Sculptures by Duke Moore

These two life-size sculptures were hand carved by Duane “Duke” Moore. He was part of the Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford. Mountain Crafts included glass blowers, candle makers, lead glass window maker and many other …

Low Water, No Diving at Alder Lake
May 27, 2016 – 11:54 pm | One Comment
Low Water, No Diving at Alder Lake

Last summer Alder Lake was way down, but it wasn’t the first time. Here’s a shot at Sunny Beach Point that ran November 2, 1987.
The text reads: 
The drain is plain: Alder Lake, 12 feet below …