Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | 5 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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Scale for Weighing Milk Buckets (Burwash Farm)
June 4, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment
Scale for Weighing Milk Buckets (Burwash Farm)

This scale has seen better days, but when it was in use it was invaluable. Steve Burwash used it weigh the buckets of milk coming off the cows at the Kjelstad/Burwash farm.
Here’s also a shot …

Griffith & Graeber Camp, August 10, 1925
June 4, 2015 – 4:11 pm | No Comment
Griffith & Graeber Camp, August 10, 1925

This photo of the Griffith & Graeber Camp, taken August 10, 1925, is a great family shot.
Patty Harris can identify her family: Front row, second from left: Otto Carl Nensen. Second row, second from left: Emmy …

Eatonville Switchboard – K’s Continued
May 31, 2015 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Switchboard – K’s Continued

I’m posting each letter of the Eatonville Mashell Telephone Co. switchboard. Today we’re covering second half of the Ks. Lots of names you might remember.
• Kapowsin Hatchery, 2-4701
• Kapowsin Lake Boat House, 2-3665
• E. R. …

Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – H, I & J
May 30, 2015 – 4:34 pm | One Comment
Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – H, I & J

Long before it was Rainier Connect, it was Mashell Telephone Co. and a switchboard was used to connect the people around Eatonville. Here is the H, I and J page straight from the switchboard that …

Do You Have Pieces From the Nitrogen Plant?
May 29, 2015 – 9:45 pm | No Comment
Do You Have Pieces From the Nitrogen Plant?

Have any of your come across pieces that look like this. They are found throughout the area—from Elbe to Ohop.
These are pieces of the Nitgrogen plant that was once functioning in LaGrande. When the nitrogen …

Eatonville Switchboard — The H’s
May 29, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Switchboard — The H’s

Roni Johnson has been kind enough to share images of the Eatonville Mashell Telephone Co. switchboard (early 1950s). Each day I’m posting a letter. Today it’s H.
See anyone you recognize?
• Ed Haarsted, 2-3611
• Oscar Haarstad, …

Eatonville Switchboard – the G’s (early 1950s)
May 26, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Switchboard – the G’s (early 1950s)

For the next handful of days I’ll be posting each letter of the alphabet from the Eatonville Mashell Telephone Co. switchboard, which went out of commission in the early 1950s.
Today you’ll find the names under …

Eatonville Switchboard — The E’s
May 25, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Switchboard — The E’s

Each day I’ve been posting one of letters of the alphabet from Eatonville’s Mashell Telephone Company’s switchboard that went out of commission in the early 1950s. Today is E, which is especially interesting because of …

Eatonville Switchboard – the D’s
May 24, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Switchboard – the D’s

As you’re probably aware by now, I’m putting up the Marshell Telephone Co. Eatonville Switchboard (that went out of commission in the early 1950s) one letter of the alphabet at a time. Today we the …

Milk Bottle Caps — Lakeview Dairy
May 22, 2015 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Milk Bottle Caps — Lakeview Dairy

Remember these? These are never-been-used cardboard caps that went on the top of glass milk bottles. These particular ones came from Lakeview, a once-operating dairy not too far from here. You know they’ve been around …