Moore’s Restaurant
January 18, 2019 – 12:23 am | One Comment

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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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 …

La Grande Dam (ca. 1912)
April 22, 2014 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
La Grande Dam (ca. 1912)

The hydroelectric dam at La Grande was built twice. The first, and smaller dam, in 1912. It was the first independent project by Tacoma Power.
The LaGrande Powerhouse was upgraded in 1945 with the addition of a …

Eatonville Lumber Co. Shingle Stencils
April 21, 2014 – 9:16 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Co. Shingle Stencils

Thank you Tom Hamilton for sharing pictures of artifacts collected  from the Eatonville Lumber Co. 
For those of you who don’t know, the Hamilton family purchased the lumber company land and ran a chicken farm there …

Sweet Postcard from Alma (1909)
April 16, 2014 – 3:28 pm | No Comment
Sweet Postcard from Alma (1909)

This sweet Eatonville postcard was sent from Eatonville in 1909 by Alma to Miss Bella Campbell in Tacoma.
“I seen your brother Sunday. I had forgotten your address so I can’t write until now. I will …

Kapowsin Fair – 1926
April 15, 2014 – 4:32 pm | No Comment
Kapowsin Fair – 1926

Here are a couple ribbons from the 1926 Kapowsin Fair, when it was an active mill town.  (Also the same year Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios and the first flight was made …

Louie Mettler (ca. 1920)
April 11, 2014 – 9:11 pm | No Comment
Louie Mettler (ca. 1920)

 
Louie Mettler had this picture taken in San Francisco, Calif., after coming over from Switzerland to find work. He was born in 1894, and was the oldest of three brothers. He came to the U.S. …

The Amazing Coach Ernie Cope
April 8, 2014 – 11:24 pm | 2 Comments
The Amazing Coach Ernie Cope

Dick Logston shares these pictures, facts and memories of Eatonville’s fabulous basketball coach Ernie Cope.
“Ernie Cope was a coach at the old Kapowsin high school in the early forties before coaching at Eatonville. His first Eatonville …