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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Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)
April 26, 2016 – 4:41 pm | One Comment
Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)

Nice shot of the cookhouse at National. It was one one of the first structures built in preparation for the Pacific National Lumber Company (PNLC) mill. Smith H. Miller, sec/and bookkeeper for the company  lived here …

Nisqually Canyon in 1911
December 29, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment
Nisqually Canyon in 1911

Thank goodness for postcards. They give us true glimpse into the past. Here is a hand-colored postcard sent in 1911, from Montana to Wisconsin, but depicting the Nisqually Canyon.
At the bottom it reads Nisqually Canyon, …

Nisqually Power Plant, 1911
June 12, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Nisqually Power Plant, 1911

This photo of the Nisqually Power Plant from 1911 shows quite a bit of detail.
I found this information in History of Southeastern Pierce County:
“The Alder mill shut down in 1911 and burned in 1912. A …

Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)
October 25, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)

This postcard was sent to John J. Falk back in 1911 from Sweden.
Translation: Wish you a happy and good Pentecost. I am well and of good health. Lots of greetings with this card. To you from …

Van Eaton’s General Store (ca. 1910)
April 10, 2013 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Van Eaton’s General Store (ca. 1910)

T.C. Van Eaton built the first general store — where Kirk’s Pharmacy stands today — and in 1912 sold it to A. Y. Lindsey Co. 
This appears to be the back half of the store, and …

Aug. Suderburg Gen. Msde.
September 29, 2012 – 3:03 am | No Comment
Aug. Suderburg Gen. Msde.

This is a wonderful shot of the Aug. Suderburg store in Alder around 1930. (If you’d like to look inside, just click HERE.)
The advertising on the front and side is nearly as interesting as the …

Eatonville’s Train Depot
August 30, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment
Eatonville’s Train Depot

Trains used to roll through Eatonville daily. In fact, ” . . . in 1913, the railroad had three passenger trains a day going through Eatonville, with observation cars. The tourist special was taken off …

N.P. Christensen and Maren Pederson (early settlers)
May 9, 2012 – 10:11 pm | 5 Comments
N.P. Christensen and Maren Pederson (early settlers)

Guest blogger Bob Walter gives us some background on Eatonville’s early settlers, Pete and Maren Christensen.
N.P. (Nels “Pete”) Christensen and Maren Pedersen, both born in Denmark, met in the United States and were married in …

G. B. Ingersoll Keeps Eatonville in Hardware (1911)
April 11, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
G. B. Ingersoll Keeps Eatonville in Hardware (1911)

G. B. Ingersoll was the Arrow Lumber of his day. In this 1911 ad that ran in the Eatonville High School Catalogue, he covers it call hardward, furniture, stoves, ranges and building materials.
He was involved …

Receive for Fire Alarm Bell
April 8, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Receive for Fire Alarm Bell

This 1911 receipt for $3.00 to T. C. Van Eaton from the town Treasurer, G. B. Ingersoll, was for money towards the Eatonville fire alarm bell. The bell cost $31.50 and was used to warn …