Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | 5 Comments

If you were around in the area in the 70s and 80s, then you are familiar with Moore family. The Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford, Washington provided a place for a multitude of talented …

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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 …

Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)
May 15, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)

Ashford, Washington is a pretty small town. Hard to believe this used to be the grade school.
For a glimpse of what it was like to go to school at Ashford Public School, just click HERE for words …

State Patrol in Eatonville (1958)
May 13, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment
State Patrol in Eatonville (1958)

I’m not sure what the incident was, but the State Patrol was parked on Center Street, on a sunny day in 1958.
What’s more interesting than the car are the buildings. In this first image you …

Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)
May 11, 2016 – 9:52 pm | 2 Comments
Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)

A view of Mashell Ave. in the late 1950s. The Eatonville Dispatch and Post Office have since found new homes, but otherwise things, don’t look all that much different. The Roxy is still playing movies!
Also interesting …

National Map (1908)
May 10, 2016 – 9:00 am | 20 Comments
National Map (1908)

This is 1908 plat map of National, filed with Pierce County.
Pat Walgamott says, “An “unofficial” plat of the National townsite;  as far as I know the town never fulfilled its expectations!  This was sent in …

Millers Out for a Drive (National, ca. 1912)
May 9, 2016 – 6:06 pm | One Comment
Millers Out for a Drive (National, ca. 1912)

The Smith H. Miller family is out for a drive around 1912. That’s Smith (bookkeep at the PNLC) at the wheel, his wife Maude Looney Miller and infant daughter Jeanne Miller in her arms.
In the …

Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)
May 7, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)

Robin Hood Day of 1955 was part of the Operation Bootstrap. Bootstrap was Eatonville’s attempt to reinvent itself and bring in new business after the closing of the Eatonville Lumber Mill — it’s primary business.
These shots …

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 …

1914 Eatonville Fire Department Map
May 4, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment
1914 Eatonville Fire Department Map

This is an incredible 1914 Eatonville Fire Department map.
Of course, for years, the Eatonville Fire Department didn’t have the best reputation. Some might say at times they were more liability than asset.
For a great, humorous article …

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 …