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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Community Day, ca. 1931
February 19, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Community Day, ca. 1931

Dressing up was obviously part of the Community Day celebrations in 1931.
Check out the top hat costume, as well as the Native American attire. The parrot gets his day is sun too.
Photo courtesy of Pat …

EHS Tennis Courts ca. 1937
February 18, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
EHS Tennis Courts ca. 1937

Eatonville has had tennis courts for decades. Here is a shot of the fields around 1937.
Also pictures in the original school house before it was moved to Glacier Park.
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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The “Junior” Cruiser News (1931)
February 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The “Junior” Cruiser News (1931)

They not only had the Cruiser News in 1931, but also the Junior Cruiser. Here is an issue from April 24, 1931.
If you enlarge, you can read the following articles:
• Cruisers Victorious in Second League …

EHS 1925
February 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
EHS 1925

It’s 1925. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is published in April. In June the Chrysler Corporation was founded and in London the double-decker bus is introduced.
Back in Eatonville, in 1925, this was the EHS student …

Odd Fellows Annual Picnic, Benbow Lake (Aug. 30 1925)
February 15, 2014 – 12:52 am | No Comment
Odd Fellows Annual Picnic, Benbow Lake (Aug. 30 1925)

This incredible picture is of the Odd Fellows annual picnic that was held at Benbow Lake on August 30, 1925.
I recognize a few folks — like in front toward the right is Clyde Williams and …

Preston Parrish (1930)
February 13, 2014 – 10:15 pm | No Comment
Preston Parrish (1930)

With the birth of cars came the birth of digging them out of snow. Here we have Preston Parrish with a  buried vehicle in 1930. Preston was on the men that helped build the Eatonville …

Barneey’s Restaurant (1970s)
February 9, 2014 – 2:21 am | No Comment
Barneey’s Restaurant (1970s)

A glimpse of Barneey’s in the 1970s. Today a gas station sits there  — also named Barney’s, I think because they realized the local still called the spot Barney’s.
On Facebook, everyone started talking when these …

Painting the Town Red — Mashell Red
February 6, 2014 – 9:58 pm | No Comment
Painting the Town Red — Mashell Red

Around 1900, Eatonville was painted red — Mashell Red that is.
Mashell Red, also known as paint rock, was an Eatonville industry for a short while. The rock, unique to Eatonville with its red (almost maroon) color, …

Eatonville Train Depot
February 5, 2014 – 6:52 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville Train Depot

Years back Eatonville had a train depot — and I believe the bottom story is now the Country Real Estate building on the corner of Washington St. and Center St. But when it was still …

Get Your Piece of Canyada
January 31, 2014 – 7:03 pm | No Comment
Get Your Piece of Canyada

 
 
The Canyada Lodge has fascinated folks around the area for years. This small piece of memorabilia is featured on Ebay this week. You can buy the 1947 postcard for about $10.00.
This is an image of …