Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | One Comment

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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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 …

Dael Haynes at the Kids Pond & Loading Fish with Smallwood (March, 1956)
April 29, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
Dael Haynes at the Kids Pond & Loading Fish with Smallwood (March, 1956)

Fishing season has just started, so what better time to post some Kids’ Pond shots. The first shot is of Dael Haynes visiting the pond, and the second is of the truck adding fish to …

Irene Larin – Carter & Orchard Intersection (1956)
April 29, 2016 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Irene Larin – Carter & Orchard Intersection (1956)

It’s 1956 and Irene Larin stands beside a rhododendron. Maybe more fun that the plant is the look at the the intersection of Carter Street and Orchard 60 years ago. Not much has changed.
Photo courtesy …

Elbe Post Office – 1956
April 28, 2016 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
Elbe Post Office – 1956

The Elbe post office, shown here in 1956, had a long history. The following is taken from Postmarked Washington: Pierce County.
Established: June 4, 1892, Cyrus H. Thompson; Adam Sachs, December 17, 1892; Mrs. Serena B. …

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 …

Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)
April 26, 2016 – 4:41 pm | One Comment
Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)

Nice shot of the cookhouse at National. It was one one of the first structures built in preparation for the Pacific National Lumber Company (PNLC) mill. Smith H. Miller, sec/and bookkeeper for the company  lived here …

Pacific National Mill Fire – May 13, 1912
April 25, 2016 – 5:08 pm | 3 Comments
Pacific National Mill Fire – May 13, 1912

 
The Pacific National was one of the more well-known sawmills on the Tacoma Eastern, as well as being on the the largest of its time. (Rails to Paradise.)
The mighty mill was brought down by a …