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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Waiving from the Flag Pole (1914)
April 7, 2018 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
Waiving from the Flag Pole (1914)

We did a post a while back about the flag pole going up in 1914. Roni Johnson had an even better photo (from her family album) of the event. Here is Henry Christensen waiving from …

Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950
April 7, 2018 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
Nisqually River at Elbe – 1950

This photo of Nisqually River in Elbe was taken January 1, 1950 — the same year the Peanuts comic strip began.
Off to the right you can see the tiny Elbe Church and the IOOF building.
Photo …

Elbe IOOF, 1954
March 15, 2018 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
Elbe IOOF, 1954

The exact date of this image is unknown, but was probably taken around January, 1954.
The writing on the photo reads “Elbe BM – across from Depot – CMP.S.”
To the right is a a clear view …

Elbe Church, 1944
March 14, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Church, 1944

Today, the tiny Elbe Church built in 1906 is beautifully preserved. However, back on November 15, 1944, it looked like it could use a little TLC.
“A founder of the town, Heinrich Lutkens, donated the land …

Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944
March 13, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944

If you had been driving up from Eatonville to Eble in 1944, you may have had to stop for this train, at the “relocation” crossing. (The train tracks had to be rerouted to accommodate the …

Nisqually-Alder Reservoir – Elbe 1957
March 11, 2018 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Nisqually-Alder Reservoir – Elbe 1957

A look at Elbe in 1957 at 1,197 feet.
If you look close, you can spot a lot of the buildings of today, including the tiny church and today’s the popular railroad, among others.
Thanks to the …

Nisqually-Alder Reservoir, 1954
March 10, 2018 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Nisqually-Alder Reservoir, 1954

This is an aerial shot, taken from Elbe on October 6, 1954. Below is the Nisqually-Alder Reservoir.
Construction on the Alder dam we see today was started in 1942 and completed in 1945. (There was an …

Sachs Corner in Elbe, December 2, 1942
March 9, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Sachs Corner in Elbe, December 2, 1942

Here we have Sachs Corner located in Elbe, Washington. The information with this photo reads — December 2, 1942, Alder Basin showing logging donkey upset at Elbe.
Adam Sachs starting logging operations in the area in …

Map of National – Pacific National Lumber Mill
February 25, 2018 – 10:40 pm | One Comment
Map of National – Pacific National Lumber Mill

Here’s a great piece of history — a map of National, dated May 11, 1908.
Thank you Kim Hetzel for sharing this!
Photo courtesy of Kim Hetzel.
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Mt. Rainier Entrance (ca. 1920)
January 16, 2018 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mt. Rainier Entrance (ca. 1920)

People have been driving up to Mt. Rainier since the first car. Here’s a great shot of Nisqually visitor entrance , probably around 1920.
As you can see, not many things have change in the last …