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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1924 – Elementary School Teacher Blanche
December 31, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
1924 – Elementary School Teacher Blanche

These photos come via Kay Christensen Davis and her cousin Neil Christensen. Kay’s great Aunt Blanche Christensen was a school teacher in Eatonville, and these pictures were taken in and around 1924.
“The pictures were from …

Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now
December 30, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now

The Gateway Inn has been part of the local landscape for decades, located just outside the park entrance.
Here is a shot of it in the 1950s (judging by the cars). I love the signs over the …

War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)
December 29, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
War Liquor Tax Fund – WLT (1945)

This check was issued by the State of Washington to the town of Eatonville on January 31, 1945. It represented monies from the War Liquor Tax Fund (WLT), which I believe is much the same …

Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910
December 28, 2016 – 10:28 pm | 4 Comments
Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910

One hundred and six years ago, December 25, 1910, this postcard was mailed off from Ashford, Washington, to a friend in Orting.
What struck me was that there was someone at the Ashford postoffice on Christmas …

Glacier Basin Adventure in early 1900s and today
November 18, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Glacier Basin Adventure in early 1900s and today

Here’s a little before and after combo. The top is the Glacier Basin Adventure in the very early 1900s, and below is the same view in 2016.
It’s hard to believe there was mining done at Mt. …

LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)
November 18, 2016 – 12:37 am | One Comment
LaGrande Gas Pump (1940s)

This wonderful image is provided courtesy of Jeannie Woehl and Tacoma Power. It looks like a single gas pump in LaGrande, Washington, probably from the 1940s while they were working on the dam. And, of …

Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016
November 14, 2016 – 9:43 pm | One Comment
Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016

Thank you Jeff Morrison for showing us a glimpse of Glacier Basin then and now. The first shot was taken in the early 1900s, the lower one taken in 2016.
The Glacier Basin hike is a …

Eatonville in the 30s or 40s
November 12, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Eatonville in the 30s or 40s

Saundra Hill posted this shot of the town on the Eatonville History Facebook page.
She says, “Aerial view of Eatonville 1930’s or 1940’s. I found this in my grandma’s photos, Lila Puariea, who moved to Eatonville …

LaGrande and Power Station Building 1940s
November 12, 2016 – 1:15 am | No Comment
LaGrande and Power Station Building 1940s

The new Alder Dam was completed in the 1940s, replacing an older version built in 1912.
During construction you would have seen scenes likes these at LaGrande.
Photos courtesy of Jeannie Woehl and Tacoma Power.
Click on …

LaGrande after the earthquake
November 7, 2016 – 10:31 pm | No Comment
LaGrande after the earthquake

This image shows the earthquake slip in LaGrande, Wash. I’m guessing this was the earthquake of April 29, 1949.
The Oregon Department of Geology states, “It was a magnitude 7.1, Olympia, eight killed and $150 million in damage …