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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Mount Rainier Entrance – early 1900s
February 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mount Rainier Entrance – early 1900s

In 1899, Mount Rainier was the fifth area in the United States to be designated a National Park.
In 1911 the first car reached the area. As roads and railways began pushing into the wilderness, and …

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 …

Ashford Postcard of Mesler Stop (1911)
January 8, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ashford Postcard of Mesler Stop (1911)

This postcard was mailed out of Ashford, Wash., on February 4, 1911, at 6 a.m. The postmaster was Cara J. Ashford, and she held that position from the time the post office opened, Nov. 16, …

John J. Van Eaton’s Family (1942)
December 17, 2011 – 7:16 pm | 2 Comments
John J. Van Eaton’s Family (1942)

Great family shot of John J. Van Eaton with his kids in 1942. His daughter Joan is on his the right, son Terry to his left, and baby James Patrick is in his arms.
John was …

Eatonville’s Animal Ordinances
November 16, 2011 – 10:40 pm | 6 Comments
Eatonville’s Animal Ordinances

Eatonville residents often complain that the deer are eating their flowers. It could be worse. A hundred years ago it was cows and horses in your yard. Here are just some of Eatonville’s animal ordinances
Horse …

Eatonville’s Chicken Ordinance of 1911
September 26, 2011 – 5:56 pm | 5 Comments
Eatonville’s Chicken Ordinance of 1911

Roaming animals seem to have been a nuisance for Eatonville residents from the start.
Chickens at Large
In March, 1911 Eatonville passed a Chicken Ordinance, keeping folks from letting their chickens roam at large. People must not have taken …

Eatonville Lumber Co. & Xray machines
August 8, 2011 – 9:33 pm | 6 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Co. & Xray machines

In 1911, Dr. A. W. Bridge was concerned about keeping the logging community in one piece. He needed electricity to run his X-ray machines, and worked with the Eatonville Lumber Company to come up with a …

Tom (T.C.) Van Eaton’s Baseball team (1911)
July 13, 2011 – 9:04 am | No Comment
Tom (T.C.) Van Eaton’s Baseball team (1911)

This article appeared in the Eatonville Dispatch’s 1959, 50th Anniversary section:
Little League baseball players in Eatonville these days will be interested to know that “way back when,” approximately 1911 the very young of the community …

Methodist Sunday School Picnic, 1911
June 21, 2011 – 10:42 pm | No Comment
Methodist Sunday School Picnic, 1911

This shot was taken at a Methodist Church sunday school picnic down by the Mashell river in 1911.
Reverend Cuddahy lead the church at the time.
PIctured are Sara Elizabeth Van Eaton Williams (kneeling on the left …

The Methodist Church and the Women of Eatonville – 1911
May 24, 2011 – 12:24 am | No Comment
The Methodist Church and the Women of Eatonville – 1911

in 1959 the Dispatch had a 50th Anniversary section. It was filled with information of years gone past.
This particular piece shows the women behind the town’s men — and a few of the kids a …