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 Depot Hotel
April 8, 2013 – 10:46 pm | 2 Comments
Eatonville’s Depot Hotel

It’s hard to imagine trains running through Eatonville, but it was part of life in 1912 when the Depot Hotel was built by R. Marti. In 1939 Marti’s estate sold the Depot Hotel to Mrs. …

Eatonville Lumber Mill (ca. 1912)
April 1, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Mill (ca. 1912)

These images of the Eatonville Lumber Co. mill were taken around 1912. It has the long slender stack that was replaced with a more “domed” type in 1932 after the fire.
Thanks Christensen family and Rich …

Old Alder IOOF (1912)
March 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Old Alder IOOF (1912)

This shot was taken of the old Alder before it was moved when the dam when in. As the caption states: “This is a district meeting of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) in …

Leslie Kipper & Co.
February 27, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Leslie Kipper & Co.

The Kipper Ford garage was located on Mashell Ave.
The Kipper garage employee was part of the crew that went after the robbers in the 1922 bank robbery.
Check out what appear to be an extremely early …

Mashell Telephone Exchange
January 28, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Mashell Telephone Exchange

N. P. Christensen b0ught the  Mashell Telephone Exchange from Dye and Biggs in 1912. Despite the fact that Mashell Ave. is dirt, this picture looks like it could have been taken yesterday.
It wasn’t quite the …

Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)
January 11, 2013 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)

This is a muddy photo of a muddy Mashell Ave. in the early 1900s. The Methodist Churh, which is still standing today is on the left. The Red Men Hall is on the right.
“The Nisqually …

Early La Grande (ca. 1912)
December 28, 2012 – 7:00 pm | No Comment
Early La Grande (ca. 1912)

Around 1912 La Grande was home to what was “a town without a chimney“.
Here are a couple more pictures of these futuristic homes, which ran solely on electricity. Unfortunately, none of these homes survived.
Photos courtesy …

Early Pioneer Hotel (1892)
December 14, 2012 – 6:23 pm | 2 Comments
Early Pioneer Hotel (1892)

If you made your way to Eatonville in its first years, you would be staying at the Pioneer Hotel. Paul Haynes built the hotel for Frank Groe in 1892 on the southern corner of Mashell Avenue …

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 …

National’s 128 foot Timber
June 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
National’s 128 foot Timber

These 128-foot timber were milled at the Pacific National Lumber Company. It’s hard to get an idea of how really large 128-foot timbers are until you see these 40 people lined up on one.
The University …