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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Eatonville Pioneer [Nathan Williams] is Stricken
April 19, 2011 – 3:49 pm | 10 Comments
Eatonville Pioneer [Nathan Williams] is Stricken

 
 
Eatonville Pioneer is Stricken
Death closes long and active career of one of Eatonville’s earliest settlers
Article from Tacoma News-Tribune — Feb. 1934
Written by Jos. C. Larin

Nathan Williams, aged 83 years, was …

The Eatonville 1907 Baseball Team
April 16, 2011 – 4:20 pm | One Comment
The Eatonville 1907 Baseball Team

There was quite a bit going on in 1907: Houdini caused a sensation when he escaped from his chains underwater, the first taxi cab appeared in New York and UPS (United Parcel Services) started up …

Toger Peterson — A Race to Settle Ohop Valley
April 15, 2011 – 6:14 pm | 9 Comments
Toger Peterson — A Race to Settle Ohop Valley

Below are the words of Toger Peterson — an Ohop Valley settler and an early County Commissioner.
He wrote this around 1925, and speaks about the race to settle Ohop Valley as well as work …

Loggers Build Eatonville an Airport
April 14, 2011 – 12:34 am | 5 Comments
Loggers Build Eatonville an Airport

In 1952, John Swanson, Eatonville councilman and logger, told the council that there was a need for an Eatonville airport. His expense statement was hard to argue with — it would cost the town nothing.
John’s …

Scenic Four Lake Loop Drive
April 9, 2011 – 3:52 pm | 5 Comments
Scenic Four Lake Loop Drive

Sometime in the 50s there was a petition to create a scenic loop drive between four lakes — Kapowsin, Ohop Lake, Tanwax and Clear Lake.
By adding just 2.1 miles of road construction, people could cut …

Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater
April 9, 2011 – 3:17 pm | 4 Comments
Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater

Eatonville’s Roxy theater in town was built by A.G. Pecchia back in 1942. It was just one of many.
Mr. Pecchia came into the movie business by accident. Around 1920,  a man who was renting Pecchia’s …

Torger Peterson Finds Ohop Valley and Builds a Road to Rainier
April 8, 2011 – 5:09 pm | 31 Comments
Torger Peterson Finds Ohop Valley and Builds a Road to Rainier

The following is one of two memoires written by Torger Perterson (courtesy of Gary Hendrickson). Torger was an original settler of Ohop Valley and tells here how he came, settled and worked to get a …

Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (first set)
April 5, 2011 – 5:41 am | 7 Comments
Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (first set)

Every time I drive up Canyon Road I wonder what it took to carve a road out of side of a rock wall. And how hard would that be back in 1920 when the road …

Eatonville’s Close Encounter
March 25, 2011 – 4:01 pm | 7 Comments
Eatonville’s Close Encounter

In 1975, two years before Steven Spielberg’s movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind hit the theaters, Eatonville was already the hub of supernatural activity.
In October, Janet Ahrendsen and her two daughters were interviewed by …

Memories of Friendly Inn Shootout
March 15, 2011 – 11:45 pm | No Comment
Memories of Friendly Inn Shootout

 
Here is another version of the Friendly Inn Shootout by Pat Hamilton, which ran in The Dispatch, March 15, 2011.
Pat knew the family and his accounts are different that written up on the History of Tacoma …