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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Carolyn Burwash – That Damned Norwegian Work Ethic
February 4, 2015 – 5:06 pm | One Comment
Carolyn Burwash – That Damned Norwegian Work Ethic

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to check out Martin Burwash’s blog, Rambling West, I highly recommend it. He’s a spectacular photographer and this past week he posted about his family that …

Alder Elementary School Kids
February 2, 2015 – 11:51 pm | 3 Comments
Alder Elementary School Kids

This is a serious looking group of elementary school students. The teacher looks like she would be fun though. The name of the back reads: Mrs. Hatis, Alder Grade School.  
If you have any more information …

Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant Burns in 1982
January 30, 2015 – 2:42 am | No Comment
Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant Burns in 1982

Barneey’s Motel and Restaurant (it’s just Barney’s now) has had a long history. Barney Malcolm originally opened it in 1945 and since that time it has experienced a number of transformations.
In 1982 it burned down …

Old Alder and the Flood Line
January 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Old Alder and the Flood Line

In the 1940s the second Alder dam was built at La Grande. The town of Alder had to be moved to make way for the lake (Alder Lake) that would be created. This is the …

O.E. Haynes & Sons, Hand-Split Cedar Shakes (ca. 1950s)
January 28, 2015 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
O.E. Haynes & Sons, Hand-Split Cedar Shakes (ca. 1950s)

If you needed cedar shakes in Eatonville, O. E. Haynes & Sons was the place to go. Their ad even claims, “We have available at the moment the most complete selection of hand-split Cedar Shakes in …

Weyerhaeuser Elementary (ca. 1950)
January 28, 2015 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Weyerhaeuser Elementary (ca. 1950)

This picture of the Weyerhaeuser elementary would later become the class of 58 and 59.
Back row: John Erickson, Daniel Meyer, Ron Gallup, Harley Honeyman, John Simonson.
Middle row: Ralph Johnson, David Thomas, Bob Gallup, Darrell Martin.
First row: Deanna …

Steve Burwash bringing in the cows
January 27, 2015 – 1:14 am | One Comment
Steve Burwash bringing in the cows

For those of you who have milked cows, this picture will feel familiar. Steve Burwash, who is today in his 90s, is bringing his milk cows.
This picture was taken by Martin Burwash in the 1970s. …

Tacoma Eastern Locomotive #10
January 25, 2015 – 2:50 am | One Comment
Tacoma Eastern Locomotive #10

Pictured is the Tacoma Eastern locomotive #10 near Drawbar Summit, not far from Mineral, Wash. The date is unknown, but the photographer was A.D. Browning and the photo is part of the Tacoma Library Collection.
Photo courtesy …

Open Valley Postcard – early 1900s
January 23, 2015 – 7:17 pm | No Comment
Open Valley Postcard – early 1900s

People took lots of pictures of Ohop Valley over the years, especially from this vantage point, and it became a popular postcard.
You see the vantage point, I believe, because you got a great view from Ohop …

The Cows of Kjelstad Farm
January 22, 2015 – 10:46 pm | No Comment
The Cows of Kjelstad Farm

In 1889 a Norwegian named Henry Kjelstad settled in Ohop Valley. In 2014 the farm, which had stayed in the family was sold to the Nisqually Land Trust. When Steve Burwash was moving out, this list …