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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A Drive Down an early Canyon Road
April 12, 2016 – 5:24 pm | One Comment
A Drive Down an early Canyon Road

Pat Walgamott says, “I found this picture of the road along the Nisqually River about 1909….at least what can be seen of it. This is my grandfather driving, Smith H. Miller, from National driving three ladies …

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 …

Center Street – Then and Now
February 24, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Center Street – Then and Now

Know where you are? You’re looking up Center Street toward the bank. You can see the Van Eaton home perched on the hill.
Things change over the years. Wonder what it will look like on 2104?
Photo …

New Eatonville Hospital (ca. 1909)
February 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
New Eatonville Hospital (ca. 1909)

Eatonville’s first hospital and staff.  In fact, if you look off to the right you can see a carpenter still working on it.
“The first doctor, D. A. Martiny, came in 1904. Before 1910 he built …

Ohop Valley 1909
December 19, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ohop Valley 1909

Ohop Valley hasn’t change a heck of a lot over the last 100 years. This postcard was sent in 1909 by “Babe” to Mrs. M. J. Edwards.
It reads . . .
Dear Mamma, I am having …

Clint Smith Logging (early 1900s)
October 17, 2013 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
Clint Smith Logging (early 1900s)

Clint Smith was one of the six Smith brothers — a big part of early Eatonville. All the brothers worked in the woods and all six signed  the petition requesting incorporation of the Town in …

Inside the Hearon Jewelry Store
February 12, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
Inside the Hearon Jewelry Store

Where the Eatonville Outdoor sits today, on the corner of Center and Mashell, was once the Hearon Jeweler. Both H. L. Hearon and Wayne Hearon served as town councilmen sometime between 1909 and 1954 and H. …

Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)
January 11, 2013 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)

This is a muddy photo of a muddy Mashell Ave. in the early 1900s. The Methodist Churh, which is still standing today is on the left. The Red Men Hall is on the right.
“The Nisqually …

Tents up Near Ashford 1909 — and the World’s Fair
June 23, 2012 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Tents up Near Ashford 1909 — and the World’s Fair

I just purchased this postcard on eBay. It’s a nice shot of Paradise Valley in 1909.
The other cool thing about this is the postage markings on the back, in particular that it reads Seattle World’s …

Eatonville Lumber Company facts
April 26, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company facts

Here are a few things you might know about the Eatonville Lumber Company, which operated in Eatonville from 1907 until 1954.
• Tacoma Eastern/Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad arrived in 1904 — followed by the …