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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Eatonville Welding Works (ca. 1950s)
June 25, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Eatonville Welding Works (ca. 1950s)

This building doesn’t look all that different today sitting behind Sorensen’s Auto between Mashell Ave. and Washington Ave. Back then it was known as Eatonville Welding Works and owned by Van Eaton Chevrolet.
Photo courtesy of …

Nisqually Glacier (early 1900s)
June 17, 2014 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
Nisqually Glacier (early 1900s)

The Nisqually Glacier was something to behold in the early 1900s when you traveled up to Mount Rainier. Unfortunately, it’s doesn’t quite look like that today.
The National Park Services says, “The Nisqually is one the …

Torger Wants a Road to Mount Rainier
June 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Torger Wants a Road to Mount Rainier

Torger Peterson, a pioneer from Norway, came to Ohop Valley in 1887. He built a farm, but road building may have been a bigger passion. These are the words from his autobiography.
“After we had cleared …

Dark Day for Aviation – Crash of Boeing Stratoliner
May 30, 2014 – 6:15 am | No Comment
Dark Day for Aviation – Crash of Boeing Stratoliner

This post comes to us from Ronald Dijkstra, from Holland, grandson of one of the passengers, of the fated plane.
Thank you Ronald for sharing.
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Saw Filers in National
May 19, 2014 – 4:39 pm | 2 Comments
Saw Filers in National

These two saw filers (probably out of National, Wash.,) played an important role in the woods. If the saws weren’t sharp, the trees couldn’t come down.
Today there are still saw filers who maintain and repair …

Feldtman kids in the 1970s
May 14, 2014 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
Feldtman kids in the 1970s

It’s hard to believe that the 1970s are historical. This pictures transports me back in time when things were simple, and bell bottoms were in style.
Brian Feldtman says the picture if of “the basketball hoop …

Carlson Girls of Alder – Interview
May 12, 2014 – 4:36 pm | 2 Comments
Carlson Girls of Alder – Interview

 
Carl Linden was kind enough to share this interview with the Carlson girls from Alder. The family moved to the area in 1910.
I have copied the pasted the document here. You’ll recognize many names. It’s …

Eatonville’s First Phones
May 6, 2014 – 10:14 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville’s First Phones

I just used my cell phone to text my niece, check Facebook and take a picture. It’s hard to imagine a life without these portable computers in our pockets. But, it wasn’t all that long …

Eatonville Lumber Company Piping Plan (1940s)
May 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Piping Plan (1940s)

Dan Hamilton shares this incredible find.
“It’s a water piping plan [for the Eatonville Lumber Co.] from the 1940’s. It is the most accurate and complete layout of the mill site I have ever seen. The original …

Eatonville Lumber Company Checks
May 1, 2014 – 1:33 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Checks

Dan Hamilton shared these checks. He says, “Some old paperwork found in the Mill building in the 1960s, under the sawdust bunk.”
Like that they were drawn on the Eatonville State Bank too.

Dan’s family had chicken …