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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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 …

Many Descendants of the Samuel P. Smith in Eatonville Area (printed 1959)
July 23, 2014 – 2:56 pm | No Comment
Many Descendants of the Samuel P. Smith in Eatonville Area (printed 1959)

Eatonville celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 1959. The Dispatch printed an entire section dedicated to towns 50 years of history. This came from one of the pages published, July 23 1959.  You could read it, …

Employee Parties at Mount Rainier (1940s)
January 2, 2014 – 3:56 am | No Comment
Employee Parties at Mount Rainier (1940s)

Madora Dawkins worked up at Paradise Inn up at Mount Rainier, as a waitress in the 1940s. She says back then, “They always gave us real nice employee parties”. It was a way to keep spirits …

Hearn Jeweler is Built (ca. 1916)
December 17, 2013 – 11:15 pm | No Comment
Hearn Jeweler is Built (ca. 1916)

By 1916, a number of new businesses had sprung up in Eatonville, including Hearn Jeweler. In this picture the building is under construction — most likely bricks from Clay City. The building was a jewelry store, …

Young Roy Swanson and a Very Large Log (ca. 1939)
September 21, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Young Roy Swanson and a Very Large Log (ca. 1939)

Roy Swanson is standing with an old growth log, no doubt felled by one or more of the men from Swanson Logging.
Photo courtesy of the Swanson family.
Click on image to enlarge.

Inside Canyada Lodge
April 15, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Inside Canyada Lodge

The Canyada Lodge built in La Grande, Wash., was a luxury stay in its day. The lodge was built around 1912 (around the same time the Titanic set sail) and burned down in 1927. It was …

Eatonville Lumber Company Camp (early 1900s)
April 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Camp (early 1900s)

Lumber camps were common in the early 1900s. Here’s a shot of the Eatonville Lumber Company camp. Some of the trees in this show are bigger around than the smaller rail cars.
If you were a …

Van Eaton Home – Then and Now
February 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Van Eaton Home – Then and Now

T.C. Van Eaton‘s home was built in 1898. The house beside it was built for his mother.
Today the main house is owned by T.C.’s grandson, Tom Van Eaton, and looks better than ever.
For more information …

Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012
January 1, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012

THANK YOU to everyone who has visited this site and made it a success. In 2012 there were 58,623 visits — roughly 19 times the population of Eatonville.
Your input is making this a valuable addition …

Snoqualmie River – 1926
November 23, 2012 – 6:41 pm | No Comment
Snoqualmie River – 1926

This shot of the Snoqualmie River was taken 1926. Not sure exactly the Nisqually, but yesterday was Thanksgiving and every time I shee this shot I start humming “Over the river and through the woods, …