Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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Canyada Lodge in La Grande
April 29, 2011 – 4:56 pm | 17 Comments
Canyada Lodge in La Grande

The Canyada Lodge, in La Grande, was designed by Heath and Gove and opened around 1912. John L. McMurray — a Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney — built the lodge or $92,500.
(This first picture, courtesy of Rich …

The Kids’ Pond — Four Days in the Making
April 28, 2011 – 4:48 pm | 4 Comments
The Kids’ Pond — Four Days in the Making

If you spent any part of your childhood in Eatonville, you fished at the Kids’ Pond.
For almost 60 years, kids have stood shoulder to shoulder on the opening day of fishing season, casting their lines …

Boys Basketball – 1914-1918
April 26, 2011 – 3:36 pm | 4 Comments
Boys Basketball – 1914-1918

Eatonville had a championship basketball team from 1914-1918.
The first image shows a team that has just won its first season, with no idea they are headed for a streak. The team was pretty small — …

Eatonville Celebrates 50 Years (1959)
April 22, 2011 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Celebrates 50 Years (1959)

It was 1959, Ben-Hur was  a box office smash, Bonanza premiered, and the Soviets sent up the Lunik II, which is the first man-made object to his the surface of the moon. But back in …

Snow Hotel
April 21, 2011 – 11:11 pm | 2 Comments
Snow Hotel

C. C. Snow owned the Snow Hotel, and incorporated  T. C. Van Eaton’s log house into one of the sections.
Built around 1912, it was partly made of hard-hewn logs, originally chinked with clay, and partly …

Eatonville Band – 1910 & 2008
April 21, 2011 – 3:57 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville Band – 1910 & 2008

The Eatonville band has  come a long way.
These two shots are of the band in about 1910. Going to the Western Washington Fair (which would have only been 10 years old at the time) was …

Alder Schools
April 20, 2011 – 3:22 pm | 2 Comments
Alder Schools

Alder was a bigger town in the early 1900s.
The first photo is of the Alder School #2, built in 1905 on a knoll on the north edge of town. It burned down two years later.
The …

Eatonville Pioneer [Nathan Williams] is Stricken
April 19, 2011 – 3:49 pm | 10 Comments
Eatonville Pioneer [Nathan Williams] is Stricken

 
 
Eatonville Pioneer is Stricken
Death closes long and active career of one of Eatonville’s earliest settlers
Article from Tacoma News-Tribune — Feb. 1934
Written by Jos. C. Larin

Nathan Williams, aged 83 years, was …

The Eatonville 1907 Baseball Team
April 16, 2011 – 4:20 pm | One Comment
The Eatonville 1907 Baseball Team

There was quite a bit going on in 1907: Houdini caused a sensation when he escaped from his chains underwater, the first taxi cab appeared in New York and UPS (United Parcel Services) started up …

Toger Peterson — A Race to Settle Ohop Valley
April 15, 2011 – 6:14 pm | 9 Comments
Toger Peterson — A Race to Settle Ohop Valley

Below are the words of Toger Peterson — an Ohop Valley settler and an early County Commissioner.
He wrote this around 1925, and speaks about the race to settle Ohop Valley as well as work …