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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Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910
December 28, 2016 – 10:28 pm | 4 Comments
Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910

One hundred and six years ago, December 25, 1910, this postcard was mailed off from Ashford, Washington, to a friend in Orting.
What struck me was that there was someone at the Ashford postoffice on Christmas …

Clara (Fiander) Jensen and John Jensen Out Hunting (ca. 1910)
February 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Clara (Fiander) Jensen and John Jensen Out Hunting  (ca. 1910)

Clara (Fiander) Jensen was known for her hunting skills. In fact, her hunting prowess was covered by Sunset Magazine in 1923. Although folks who read the article may know her for tracking cats, she was …

Marie Lutkens Postcard (1910)
November 3, 2015 – 5:19 pm | No Comment
Marie Lutkens Postcard (1910)

Today we text. Yesterday we sent postcards. This particular postcard was sent from Chehalis, Wash., in 1910 to Marie Lutkins (Lutkens) in Elbe. Her dad had built the Lutkens Hotel in 1894. He was quite …

Paradise Inn and Mount Rainier (ca. 1910)
January 20, 2015 – 10:38 pm | No Comment
Paradise Inn and Mount Rainier (ca. 1910)

This spectacular image of Mount Rainier and Paradise Inn was taken around 1910, back when you could take a 12-day cruise from New York to Nova Scotia (including meals) for $60 and “Let Me Call …

Camp of the Clouds (ca. 1910)
December 28, 2014 – 7:48 pm | 3 Comments
Camp of the Clouds (ca. 1910)

If you were looking for “glamping” at Mount Rainier back in the late 1800s or early 1900s, Camp of the Clouds was the way to go.
“Camp of the Clouds was first established in 1886 at …

Valley Fair — Eatonville Band and Its Bull (ca. 1910)
November 20, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Valley Fair — Eatonville Band and Its Bull (ca. 1910)

The Eatonville School Band played at the early Western Washington Fair in 1910, then called the Valley Fair. This year, the band had a special attraction, a bull. I’ll have to find out the name …

Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)
August 25, 2014 – 2:28 am | No Comment
Kjelstad/Burwash Barn Then and Now (104 years later)

The Kjelstad barn in Ohop Valley was built in 1910. Today it is part of the Nisqually Land Trust and looks just as grand as the day it was built. I hope they keep it …

Mashell Ave. – ca. 1910
March 28, 2014 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. – ca. 1910

The photo of the east side of  Mashell Ave. isn’t great, but you can see the wooden sidewalk at the bottom. Judging by the horse and wagon and the dirt roads, cars hadn’t arrived yet.
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 …

They made Eatonville their home
November 1, 2013 – 10:22 pm | No Comment
They made Eatonville their home

I like this picture because you could just Photoshop different clothes on them, and wouldn’t be able to tell then from Eatonville residents today or yesterday.
This is definitely yesterday though. Pictured are . . .
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