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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Eatonville’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)
March 23, 2012 – 5:43 pm | 16 Comments
Eatonville’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)

With all the news about Eatonville’s police department lately, I thought it might be a good time to look back at the town’s law enforcement.
Moving through Marshals
Eatonville has had its ups and down with law …

Martin Carlson and family (1909)
January 19, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Martin Carlson and family (1909)

This early photograph shows Martin Carlson at his Mount Vernon farm a couple years before he moved to Alder.
Carl Linden says, “Left to right — Martin’s wife, Elsa, holding Margaret, Helen, Ruth, Einar, David and …

Alder School 1909 and 2012
January 12, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Alder School 1909 and 2012

This is the old Alder School — or at least the bottom floor. It is presently the Alder Community Club.
Pat Van Eaton says that the school was moved to its present location when the Alder …

Eatonville Lumber Company 1908
December 22, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company 1908

What’s interesting about this 1908 shot of the Eatonville Lumber Company is the burner. Most times the shots are of a domed burner (aka wigwam burner), which was built  in 1932 after the 1st mill burned …

Elbe, 1909
August 16, 2011 – 3:49 pm | No Comment
Elbe, 1909

The Pierce County Auditor wrote this about the town of Elbe in 1909:

Situated in the Nisqually River Valley in the heart of the timber district is the town of Elbe.
On October 20, 1903, Adam Sachs …

Band on the Back of a Bull – 1909
August 9, 2011 – 3:53 pm | No Comment
Band on the Back of a Bull – 1909

This article article ran in the 50th Anniversary edition of the Dispatch. And you gotta love the name of the bull — General Funston.
The article reads:
Young people of pioneer families in Eatonville around 1909 knew …

Anna Peterson Postcards
August 5, 2011 – 2:57 pm | No Comment
Anna Peterson Postcards

Anna Peterson kept up communications in 1908 and 1908 via postcards. These were postmarked from Tacoma and Ashford.
Living next door to what was once her home, I feel a little kinship when I mail off …

Building High School . . . Or Back to the Future
July 3, 2011 – 9:27 am | 7 Comments
Building High School . . . Or Back to the Future

This is a great shot of the Eatonville high school under construction in around 1909. But every time I see it I think of the Back To the Future III, when we see the 1885 …

Building Road to Silver Lake, 1908
June 29, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Building Road to Silver Lake, 1908

Today when you needed a road repaired, you get in touch with the county or the state highway department. In 1908, if you needed road work you called on your neighbors.
This local group of buys …

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 …