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 …

Read the full story »
The Native Americans

The First Settlers

The Early 1900s

The 30s, 40s and 50s

To The Present

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 …

Malcolm’s Shop-Rite Tokens
November 4, 2016 – 9:14 pm | No Comment
Malcolm’s Shop-Rite Tokens

Remember Malcom’s Shop-Rite (now the home of the Medical Billing Center). Here are some tokens from when it was a busy grocery. As you can see, they were foot for 1 cent, on up to …

Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s
November 2, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s

These LaGrande homes may not be standing any longer, but the these snowy shots will live on. The interesting thing about these images is that the residents were staying warm with electricity not wood (no …

LaGrande in the 1912-1950
November 1, 2016 – 5:56 pm | 3 Comments
LaGrande in the 1912-1950

 
We are lucky enough to have a great photos shared by Jeannie Woehl.
Her family had lived in LaGrande, Wash., when she was young and contacted Tacoma Power for any images that they might have. They provided …

FFA (ca. 1947)
October 14, 2016 – 10:54 pm | One Comment
FFA (ca. 1947)

I was eating at the Cruiser Cafe and saw my dad’s picture in one of the table photos. (If you haven’t eaten there, they have old Eatonville annual photos on the surfaces of all the tables.)
This …

Clyde Williams (1971)
September 23, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Clyde Williams (1971)

This shot of Clyde Williams was taken in 1971 by Joe Larin. You only have to search Clyde’s name on this blog to find out he and his family were a big piece of the …

Original Eatonville Schoolhouse
September 23, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Original Eatonville Schoolhouse

The original Eatonville schoolhouse was restored and sits next to Glacier View Park. Before it was restored though,  it looked like this. A bit more weathered and sporting a chimney.
I believe the two-story building to …

1974 – Talent for an Old Time Dance
September 22, 2016 – 9:44 pm | No Comment
1974 – Talent for an Old Time Dance

I found this in some old minutes from the historical society (around 1974). They were going to do an old-timey dance at the Ohop Grange to raise money for the restoration of the old school …

Special Meeting of the Historical Society – June 16, 1975
September 21, 2016 – 11:51 pm | No Comment
Special Meeting of the Historical Society – June 16, 1975

These are the minutes of the special meeting of the historical society in 1975. It makes me kind of sad because they talk about the possibility of making the old hotel into a museum (used …

PTA Play, 1963
September 14, 2016 – 10:33 pm | One Comment
PTA Play, 1963

This is a fabulous shot of an Eatonville PTA performance from 1963. I love the “Hiss” sign!
I’m not sure who these folks are though. But thanks to everyone, I think I got some answers.
BaLeft to …