Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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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 …

Fife versus Eatonville Grade School in Archery (1956)
April 19, 2016 – 3:28 am | 2 Comments
Fife versus Eatonville Grade School in Archery (1956)

Yes, Eatonville used to be into archery. This shot taken by Joe Larin, May, is 1956, is of a competition between Fife and Eatonville Grade School. Who won? I’m not sure.
By today’s standard this seems …

Postnet (ca. 1952)
April 16, 2016 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Postnet (ca. 1952)

What folks call today “the Postnet building” was perviously Kneip’s Trucking Service.
This building has has a host of different tenants throughout the years. The following was provided by Rich and Ruthie Williams:
Charley Chamberland built this building …

Fishing at the Kids Ponds – April 1955
April 15, 2016 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
Fishing at the Kids Ponds – April 1955

The kids pond was built in 1952 at the same time and by the same loggers that built the Eatonville airport. Here are a few shots taken by Joe Larin of kids fishing several years …

Downtown Eatonville Photos from 1947-48 – Taken with Donald Duck Camera
April 13, 2016 – 4:13 pm | One Comment
Downtown Eatonville Photos from 1947-48 – Taken with Donald Duck Camera

I know these shots taken on Mashell Ave. are small, but that’s because they were taken by Dick Logston in 1947-48 on a Donald Duck camera he received for Christmas.
Here’s what he has to say, …

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 …

A Drive Down an early Canyon Road
April 12, 2016 – 5:24 pm | One Comment
A Drive Down an early Canyon Road

Pat Walgamott says, “I found this picture of the road along the Nisqually River about 1909….at least what can be seen of it. This is my grandfather driving, Smith H. Miller, from National driving three ladies …

Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Clean Up – July 1966
April 11, 2016 – 5:17 pm | 2 Comments
Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Clean Up – July 1966

Joe Larin captured this group cleaning up at the Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Shaker Church. Anyone have any names?
The Indian Henry grave monument is there today in La Grande, Wash.
This isn’t something new to Eatonville. In …

Parnell’s 1965 (aka Plaza Market)
April 8, 2016 – 2:44 pm | No Comment
Parnell’s 1965 (aka Plaza Market)

If you were shopping at the Plaza Market back in 1965, this is what you would have found. You’d also have called it Parnell’s.
1965 was also the year Cool Whip was introduced.
Photo taken by Joe Larin and …