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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Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016
March 2, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016

I don’t know what’s more impressive—the iconic Paradise Inn or Mount Rainier looming behind it.
“Construction of the majestic Paradise Inn was completed 100 years ago in 1916. Today, entering the inn with its large timbers …

The Jensen Men (early 1900s)
March 1, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Jensen Men (early 1900s)

Posing for the camera here in the early 1900s are the Jensen men. The information that goes with this photo says: Youngest to oldest, left to right, Pat, Leslie, Carl, Fred, John, Pete and Old …

Nettie Conrad and Her Pup (ca. 1910)
February 29, 2016 – 11:45 pm | 2 Comments
Nettie Conrad and Her Pup (ca. 1910)

Nettie Conrad shows up in a few old photos because her dad, Alfred Conrad was a heck of a photographer. Here she is with her little pup, probably around 1910.
Nettie would go on to be …

Point Ohop Ad
February 25, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Point Ohop Ad

Check out this early ad for Point Ohop on Ohop Lake.
Joan Sundquist says, “I have a picture of about 5 of us girls when we were in our teens, we entered a “Beauty Contest” at …

Firehouse (ca. 1960)
February 22, 2016 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
Firehouse (ca. 1960)

The old Eatonville Fire house with Morrison home in the back.
There are lots of memories there:
Marlayne Elliff: Remember the black board on the front of the firehall? Kids would ride down when they heard the bell and …

The Pocahontas part of the Fourth of July Parade (ca. 1930s)
February 22, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The Pocahontas part of the Fourth of July Parade  (ca. 1930s)

This kind of a parade float wouldn’t fly in today’s environment, but in year’s past  The Pocahontas— the female version of Eatonville’s Order of the Red Men — was active.
If you’d like to ready a more about …

La Grande homes
February 21, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
La Grande homes

The 1912 homes in La Grande were famous for their futuristic attribute — they were all electric in a time when everyone heated with wood thanks to Tacoma Power.
(To read and see more pictures of these …

First Aid Class (ca. 1954)
February 20, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
First Aid Class (ca. 1954)

First aid class being held in the early 1950s at the fire station. Lots of local folks here. If you can name more, please share:
First Photo:
• Middle row, fourth from right — Louie Mettler
• Clair Chase …

It’s Heating up at Christensen’s (ca 1960s)
February 19, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
It’s Heating up at Christensen’s (ca 1960s)

This was a giveaway at Christensen’s during probable the 1960s. They always had some great stuff, like this 1923 calendar.
Kay Christensen Davis says “That was always the phone number, 832-3621.”
Photos courtesy of Jim Mettler and …

EHS Girls State Representatives (1979)
February 18, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
EHS Girls State Representatives (1979)

In 1979  Pennsylvania dealt with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident,  Michael Jackson released his album Off the Wall and the average cost of a new home was about $17,500.00 (and the new Sony Walkman …