1912

Inside Canyada Lodge

Canyada fire place
Canyada fire place

The Canyada Lodge built in La Grande, Wash., was a luxury stay in its day. The lodge was built around 1912 (around the same time the Titanic set sail) and burned down in 1927. It was rebuilt, but not as lavish.

For images of the later Canyada Lodges, click HERE.

Photos courtesy of Rich Williams.

Canyada Lodge dining area
Canyada Lodge dining area

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Van Eaton’s General Store (ca. 1910)

T. C. Van Eaton's building, standing where Kirk's parking lot is today.
T. C. Van Eaton’s building, standing where Kirk’s parking lot sits today.

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 T.C. Van Eaton in the center, wearing the dark suit and hat.

A.Y. Lindsey Co., Marshell Ave. (early 1900s)
A.Y. Lindsey Co., Marshell Ave. (early 1900s)

Per Pat Van Eaton, the boy in the chair is John Van Eaton. The man in the doorway is Charlie Williams and his nephew. The pictures was taken around 1914, making John Van Eaton (born 1911) about 3 years old.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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Eatonville’s Depot Hotel

Depot Hotel (ca. early 1920s)
Depot Hotel (ca. early 1920s)

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. G. Faris of Oakland, Calif.

To get an idea of the where it once stood, you are looking up Center Street with the Bank down at the end of the street.

The second shot you see the train running in the snow, past the Depot Hotel.

Photos

Train running through Eatonville, by the Depot Hotel around 1912
Train running through Eatonville, by the Depot Hotel around 1912

courtesy of Dick Taylor and Pat Van Eaton.

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Old Alder IOOF (1912)

FB # 238This 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 Alder, on October 26, 1912. The Odd Fellow started in England in 1688. The Odd Fellow’s duty is “to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphans.” Both Alder and Elbe had IOOF chapters.

Photo courtesy of Joe Sander.

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Leslie Kipper & Co.

Kipper and Co. Garage on Mashell
Kipper and Co. Garage on Mashell

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 gas pump in the pictures.

Kipper Garage
Kipper Garage

“Around 1912, manufacturers began to enclose the mechanics of the curbside pumps in cabinets. The more basic cabinets covered just the necessary “workings” of the pump, while the more elaborate cabinets were the full height of the pump and often stylized. At this time, company logos began to appear on the pump, either on the cabinet itself or on a globe placed atop the pump. New improvements in gas pump technology appeared around 1918, changing the face of these early cabinet pumps.”
(Curb Pumps in Cabinets)

Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.

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Mashell Telephone Exchange

Mashell Telephone Exchange
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 booming business that it is today. In 1912 Eatonville only had 30 phones.

Today you know the business better as Rainier Connect.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and Christensen family.

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Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)

IMG_0003This 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 Tribe of Red Men was the town’s oldest fraternal order. “It’s charter dated November 1, 1903, The national order dates back to about 1760, tracing its inception to patriotic societies. Until the American Legion built its hall in 1922, the Red Men were the only organization in Eatonville, which owned its own building.” (History of Southeastern Pierce County)

Redman Hall, ca. July 4,1910
Redman Hall, ca. July 4,1910

The hall was  built in 1905 and had about 150 members. In 1912 they added a wood floor  for $450 (about $11,000 today) and was still in great condition until way into the 50s. Many folks around town will tell you about some of the dances held there.

Photos courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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Early Pioneer Hotel (1892)

Pioneer Hotel 1892
Pioneer Hotel 1892

If you made your way to Eatonville in its first years, you would be staying at the Pioneer HotelPaul Haynes built the hotel for Frank Groe in 1892 on the southern corner of Mashell Avenue and Groe Street. It looks pretty primitive, but someone still managed to carry in a camera to get this shot.

Later on it became the Hotel Groe and even served as the first church in 1912. Like most buildings of its time, it eventually burned.

On a completely different note — and I’m aware this is a girl talking — how did the woman in this picture keep her apron so white? I can’t keep my own clothes that clean in the kitchen.

*Note: Read comment below about the water system in the picture.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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