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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Alder Road (early 1900s)
December 2, 2014 – 6:35 pm | One Comment
Alder Road (early 1900s)

All the information I have with this photo is “Alder Road Construction.” If anyone has more details, please share them.
The planks in the background I assume were going to be used for the road. I …

Rainier National Park Travelogue (1923)
November 30, 2014 – 1:27 am | No Comment
Rainier National Park Travelogue (1923)

This Rainier National Park Travelogue let climbers record their climbs. They included:
• The Sky-Line Trail — Saddle Horse
• Summit Climb — afoot
• Nisqually Glacier Trip — afoot
• Paradise-Stevens Glacier Trip — afoot
• Muir Camp Trip …

Emma and Ernest Boettcher and the BIG Trees
November 21, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Emma and Ernest Boettcher and the BIG Trees

The trees were enormous early in the 1900s. Here are Emma Boettcher McGilvery and Ernest Boettcher of Alder standing with some of the incredible trees.
What seems almost impossible to imagine is that the tree Ernest …

Valley Fair — Eatonville Band and Its Bull (ca. 1910)
November 20, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Valley Fair — Eatonville Band and Its Bull (ca. 1910)

The Eatonville School Band played at the early Western Washington Fair in 1910, then called the Valley Fair. This year, the band had a special attraction, a bull. I’ll have to find out the name …

Hearts Lake School (ca. 1901)
November 19, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Hearts Lake School (ca. 1901)

The kids at Harts Lake School look just like the kids from today, just a little different clothes and fewer cell phones.
Mabel Stafford is third from the left. And Bill Horsfall is 5th from the …

1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)
November 19, 2014 – 3:12 am | No Comment
1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)

Want to get a glimpse of Eatonville in 1912? Just look at the advertisements. This page of ads comes from the 1912 EHS High School Catalog. You may recognize some familiar names. A. W. Bridge …

Hired Hand’s Quarters at Jensen Farm
November 16, 2014 – 10:38 pm | No Comment
Hired Hand’s Quarters at Jensen Farm

The Jensen family were pioneers in the community. Once settled they farmed here for many years.
This first shot is of the barn and milk house. The crooked trail runs up to the house.
The second shot …

Last Look at the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm (2014)
November 11, 2014 – 5:20 pm | One Comment
Last Look at the Burwash/Kjelstad Farm (2014)

Martin Burwash took this shot while he was helping his dad, Steve Burwash, move from the Burwash/Kjelstad farm and home. The original family members were pioneers in Ohop Valley and generations of the family lived on …

Madora Dawkins – Working at Mt. Rainier (Summer of 1940)
November 8, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Madora Dawkins – Working at Mt. Rainier (Summer of 1940)

Many of you may know Madora Dawkins as Eatonville’s retired 4th grade teacher. She’s had a much more exciting life than that of just of a 4th grade teacher. To read the whole story, click …

Ohop Weekly (1928)
November 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ohop Weekly (1928)

The Ohop Weekly, printed in 1928 by the Edgerton School, shows that not a lot has changed — just the names.
Ohop Weekly

Editor: Alice Peterson
Assist. Editor: Fred Johnson
Sports Editor: L. Anderson
Society Editor: J. Anderson
Reporters: Jewel Anderson, …