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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First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)
July 3, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville School District has come a long way in the last 100+ years. This was Eatonville’s first schoolhouse. You can find it today at Glacier View Park. 
Here is some information about the little school house …

Olga (Olden) Strickland – young girl and beyond
July 9, 2013 – 5:31 pm | 4 Comments
Olga (Olden) Strickland – young girl and beyond

The Oldens were some of the first pioneers of Ohop Valley — specifically Louis and Emma Olden. There were also Olden children, including Olga, her sister Hannah Olden, and brother Norman Olden. Olga Helene Olden would …

Mineral Shingle Mill (early 1900s)
April 30, 2013 – 8:45 pm | No Comment
Mineral Shingle Mill (early 1900s)

The M. R. Smith Shingle Mill in Mineral, Wash., is no longer. But if you’re ever up there fishing, you can squint and easily imagine the place a bustling timber town and logs floating lake.
“The …

Walter Ashford and Family (early 1900s)
January 24, 2013 – 4:18 pm | 12 Comments
Walter Ashford and Family (early 1900s)

The town of Ashford, Wash., was named after Walter Ashford in 1905. Here he is with this family at their homestead.
Left to Right: Cora Hershey Ashford, Zinal, Emma, John and Walter. Mildred is standing in front.
Photo …

Snow on Mashell (ca. 1905)
December 19, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow on Mashell (ca. 1905)

It the first snowfall of the season tonight, so this picture seemed fitting — Mashell Avenue around 1905 during a snow. Even a local dog was out enjoying things.
I believe the shot was taken at …

Clara Jensen’s Autograph Book (early 1900s)
October 9, 2012 – 12:16 am | 4 Comments
Clara Jensen’s Autograph Book (early 1900s)

Here are a few pages from Clara Jensen’s autograph book. She was born January 2, 1883, and it looks like she started keeping it in her late teens and early 20s.
History of autograph books
“Traditionally they …

National’s 128 foot Timber
June 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
National’s 128 foot Timber

These 128-foot timber were milled at the Pacific National Lumber Company. It’s hard to get an idea of how really large 128-foot timbers are until you see these 40 people lined up on one.
The University …

Robert Fiander comes to town (ca. 1905)
April 30, 2012 – 4:03 am | No Comment
Robert Fiander comes to town (ca. 1905)

Robert Fiander came to Pierce County in 1874 and homesteaded at Swan Lake. For the full story you can click here.
Looks like Robert came into town for something.  The three-hourse team is pretty impressive and …

Eatonville Redmen Basketball team (1946-47)
February 7, 2012 – 1:16 am | One Comment
Eatonville Redmen Basketball team (1946-47)

I’m making the jump that this was the Red Men Hall’s basketball team. The appeared to do well during the 1946-47 season in the Pierce County A.A.U. Tri-County League.
The Redmen Hall sat where the Landmark’s …

Log Slip at National
January 3, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Log Slip at National

The University of Washington says this photo is of the “Pacific National Lumber Company mill pond. Mill jack and Asian crew, at National”
The picture, although not the clearest, gives you a lot of detail about …