Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | 3 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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The Passing of Margaret Catherine Case King (1953)
January 21, 2019 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Passing of Margaret Catherine Case King (1953)

Margaret (Ma) King

Obituaries can give you quite a glimpse back in time. This one for Margaret (Ma) King is one.

It reads: Margaret Catherine Case King was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, November 19, 1853, …

Babe’s Cafe
January 19, 2019 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Babe’s Cafe

Ash tray from Babe’s Cafe

You might know it as the Tall Timbers Restaurant, but prior to that it was Babe’s Cafe. The food was good and everyone know Babe (Mildred Lister).

Babe opened the cafe …

Christensen’s Store – 1942
April 19, 2018 – 5:13 pm | One Comment
Christensen’s Store – 1942

With the old Christensen’s store, (which also became the Sears store) being currently remodeled into a thrift store, this seemed like a good time to post this shot taken in 1942.
Alice Wingrove writes, “My parents …

Acting Out During Robin Hood Days – 1956
April 9, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Acting Out During Robin Hood Days – 1956

During the 1950s, after the the Eatonville mill shut down, the town went into kind of a panic. How would it survive with its major industry gone? How could …

Rainier School and Mrs. Williams (ca. 1950s)
April 8, 2018 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Rainier School and Mrs. Williams (ca. 1950s)

Joe Larin captured this image. The information I have with it is “Mrs. Williams outside the Rainier School.” I’m not entirely sure of the year, but the schoolhouse (and the school teacher) look a little …

Waiving from the Flag Pole (1914)
April 7, 2018 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
Waiving from the Flag Pole (1914)

We did a post a while back about the flag pole going up in 1914. Roni Johnson had an even better photo (from her family album) of the event. Here is Henry Christensen waiving from …

Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950
April 7, 2018 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950

This photo of Nisqually River in Elbe was taken January 1, 1950 — the same year the Peanuts comic strip began.
Off to the right you can see the tiny Elbe Church and the IOOF building.
Photo …

Elbe IOOF, 1954
March 15, 2018 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
Elbe IOOF, 1954

The exact date of this image is unknown, but was probably taken around January, 1954.
The writing on the photo reads “Elbe BM – across from Depot – CMP.S.”
To the right is a a clear view …

Elbe Church, 1944
March 14, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Church, 1944

Today, the tiny Elbe Church built in 1906 is beautifully preserved. However, back on November 15, 1944, it looked like it could use a little TLC.
“A founder of the town, Heinrich Lutkens, donated the land …

Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944
March 13, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944

If you had been driving up from Eatonville to Eble in 1944, you may have had to stop for this train, at the “relocation” crossing. (The train tracks had to be rerouted to accommodate the …