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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LaGrande in the 1912-1950
November 1, 2016 – 5:56 pm | 3 Comments
LaGrande in the 1912-1950

 
We are lucky enough to have a great photos shared by Jeannie Woehl.
Her family had lived in LaGrande, Wash., when she was young and contacted Tacoma Power for any images that they might have. They provided …

1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads
August 3, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads

This comes to us from Terry Larson. She scanned these ads straight from the 1912-1913 Eatonville High School catalog.
Some familiar names here. And several of these business were brand new — had just started up …

Pacific National Mill Fire – May 13, 1912
April 25, 2016 – 5:08 pm | 2 Comments
Pacific National Mill Fire – May 13, 1912

 
The Pacific National was one of the more well-known sawmills on the Tacoma Eastern, as well as being on the the largest of its time. (Rails to Paradise.)
The mighty mill was brought down by a …

La Grande homes
February 21, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
La Grande homes

The 1912 homes in La Grande were famous for their futuristic attribute — they were all electric in a time when everyone heated with wood thanks to Tacoma Power.
(To read and see more pictures of these …

Behind the Desk at the Snow Hotel (early 1900s)
November 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Behind the Desk at the Snow Hotel (early 1900s)

The Snow Hotel, built in 1912, was part of Eatonville’s Mashell Ave. for many years (in the lot next to Key Bank). Here is a shot of Mr. C. C. Snow behind the desk. It’s August 8, …

1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)
November 19, 2014 – 3:12 am | No Comment
1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)

Want to get a glimpse of Eatonville in 1912? Just look at the advertisements. This page of ads comes from the 1912 EHS High School Catalog. You may recognize some familiar names. A. W. Bridge …

Alder Dam — 1912 & 2014
July 8, 2014 – 3:37 pm | No Comment
Alder Dam — 1912 & 2014

The Alder Dam was built twice — first in 1912 and then again in 1945.
Here’s a shot of the Alder Dam of 1912, and the one you are more familiar with.
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton …

La Grande Dam (ca. 1912)
April 22, 2014 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
La Grande Dam (ca. 1912)

The hydroelectric dam at La Grande was built twice. The first, and smaller dam, in 1912. It was the first independent project by Tacoma Power.
The LaGrande Powerhouse was upgraded in 1945 with the addition of a …

Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden
March 24, 2014 – 5:25 pm | One Comment
Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden

T. C. Van Eaton may be known as Eatonville’s founder. But what about his wife? Because everyone knows that behind every man there’s a great woman.
Meet that great women, Nellie Van Eaton. She’s pictured here …

Canyada Lodge (ca. 1912)
December 22, 2013 – 8:39 pm | No Comment
Canyada Lodge (ca. 1912)

Here’s an advertisement postcard for the Canyada Lodge, which was located in La Grande, Wash.
Canyada Lodge is Calling You
An ideal place to spend the week ends or stop over night to and from America’s most …