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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The Day the Steve Burwash Moved From the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm
February 7, 2016 – 6:00 am | No Comment
The Day the Steve Burwash Moved From the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm

The Burwash family has the distinction of having some spectacular photographers. This picture was taken the day that Steve Burwash moved from the family (Kjelstad/Burwash) farm. 
Martin Burwash says, “[This was taken] the day we moved …

TNT Article on Buffalo Don Murphy (early 60s)
January 29, 2016 – 10:32 pm | No Comment
TNT  Article on Buffalo Don Murphy (early 60s)

This article, Deer, Buffalo Unusual Playmates On Murphy Ranch Near Eatonville, by Joseph Larin, ran in the Sunday Tacoma News Tribune in the early 1960s.
Don Murphy’s dude ranch east of Eatonville probably is the only …

Van Eaton home in the early 1960s
January 19, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Van Eaton home in the early 1960s

The Van Eaton home has experienced some transformations. Built originally in 1898 by T.C. Van Eaton, it was looking a bit worn down here in 1960s.
Justin Van Eaton says, “My Grandmother Elsie Van Eaton used …

Carnival at Malcolm’s Shop Rite (ca. 1965)
January 18, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Carnival at Malcolm’s Shop Rite (ca. 1965)

Jeff Morrison posted this picture on Facebook of a carnival in front of Malcolm’s store. This caused many comments:
Juanita Hagen and those rocks were full of snakes. There used to be grape vines on that hill …

Covered bridge across the Nisqually at Elbe
November 22, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Covered bridge across the Nisqually at Elbe

This photo of the covered bridge across the Nisqually River at Elbe was taken by Steve Burwash. At the far end of the bridge is his family.
The photo was taken probably in the early 60s. …

Original Mashel River bridge
November 21, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Original Mashel River bridge

Steve Burwash took this shot of the original Mashel River Bridge.
Tim Daubert says, “In 1981 the bridge above was torched by an arsonist and was re-built so it looks a bit different today and is …

Mineral Lake – logging in 1964
November 17, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Mineral Lake – logging in 1964

Marin Burwash writes about this collection of photos . . .
But here’s a little Milwaukee Road history I haven’t seen….the Mineral reload when it was operated by a steam donkey. These were taken with my …

National Geographic show, Dirty Rotten Survival will have Graeber logging photo
October 14, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
National Geographic show, Dirty Rotten Survival will have Graeber logging photo

Some of the logging images on this site, specifically one of the Griffith and Graeber 1923 logging crew image, caught the attention of National Geographic.
They will be using the shot in a new series, Dirty …

Artist Uses Eatonville History for Inspiration
September 1, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Artist Uses Eatonville History for Inspiration

This great charcoal drawing comes from artist and photographer Davis Gerber. He was inspired by the image of the men in the 1920s building (and blasting) the road that is now the Canyon Road and part …

Steve Burwash and Family — 1964 in Ohop Valley
June 12, 2015 – 9:51 pm | No Comment
Steve Burwash and Family — 1964 in Ohop Valley

This picture comes from Mary (Burwash) Chalberg. “Here I am sitting on the old Dodge farm truck with Pop [Steve Burwash], my brother Martin and the farm dog Major. This looks like the summer of …