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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George Henley, King of the Hydroplanes
May 25, 2016 – 10:34 pm | 2 Comments
George Henley, King of the Hydroplanes

George Henley remains an Eatonville hero. He secured a place as on of the greatest unlimited hydroplane racers of all time in the 1970s. Here are a couple shots of “Smiling George”.
To read more about …

Eagles Boys Baseball Team, August 1961
May 24, 2016 – 5:50 pm | 5 Comments
Eagles Boys Baseball Team, August 1961

The Eatonville Eagles had two baseball teams in 1961.
Younger Boys Team
In this first shot pictured are:
Back Row:  Coach Vormestrand , Unknown, Herb Jones, Bob Miller, Ron Dick, Loren Vormestrand, Coach (Unknown)
Front Row:  ? Coburn, Bruce Coburn, Tommy
Miller …

Timbertown Tales, May 21, 2016
May 18, 2016 – 9:26 pm | No Comment
Timbertown Tales, May 21, 2016

If you’d like to walk through 100 years of Eatonville’s history for just $20, check out TimberTown Tales, this Saturday, May 21, 2016.
The information below was taken from the Eatonville Dispatch.
“Eatonville High School’s centennial will …

Car Crashes into Building on Mashell, 1960
May 6, 2016 – 7:18 pm | 4 Comments
Car Crashes into Building on Mashell, 1960

This wreck took place March, 1960. Did some damage to the Dodge building on Mashell Ave., which I believe was the old Sears building across kitty corner from the bank. It looks like it involved …

Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs
May 2, 2016 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs

These shots of the Eatonville Bank are interesting, not just because they were taken in 1964, and things haven’t changed all that much, but because also of the sign out front.
Listed are the following if you …

Clear Lake Festival 1959
April 27, 2016 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Clear Lake Festival 1959

For a time, Clear Lake had a festival, which included  floats, costumes and even a festival queen. Here are a couple shots taken from 1959. If you know who some of these individuals are, please …

Building of the ShopRite (aka The Medical Billing Center) 1962
April 22, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
Building of the ShopRite (aka The Medical Billing Center) 1962

Yes, you know it today as the Medical Billing Center, but in 1962 Keith Malcolm was building a new store. It would be a ShopRite and service the community for many years.
Keith Malcolm would do …

Plowing at the Burwash Farm (ca. 1976)
April 21, 2016 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
Plowing at the Burwash Farm (ca. 1976)

Steve Burwash pictured here on his tractor, tilling in Ohop Valley.
His daughter, Mary (Burwash) Chalberg says, “Springtime on the farm was always one of my favorite seasons. Mom [Carolyn Burwash] would be happily cleaning flower …

Rural Map of Eatonville Area (1963)
April 20, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Rural Map of Eatonville Area (1963)

Love maps, and this one is a “rural map” of the area from 1963 — from about the Nisqually River to Lake Kapowsin. You can see the tacks where it was pinned to a wall.
If anyone knows what …

The Cruiser News 1972
April 13, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The Cruiser News 1972

A page from The Cruiser News, December 21, 1972. This was long before there was layout software . . . or computers. Everyone was skilled at typing with manual typewriters, cutting and pasting.
Thank you Karen Svinth …