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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La Grande’s Futuristic Homes (1957)
June 7, 2012 – 6:19 pm | 21 Comments
La Grande’s Futuristic Homes (1957)

Around 1912 La Grande became known in Ripley’s Believe it or Not as the “town without a chimney.” They were heated and lit by Tacoma Power and Light. (To read and see more pictures of …

Van Eaton Hall (1912)
May 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Van Eaton Hall (1912)

This receipt signed by T. C. Van Eaton on October 16, 1912 allows the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 268 lease the Van Eaton Hall every Monday for a year. The cost? $50.00.
The room for rent was …

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 …

Eatonville’s First Basketball Team (1912)
April 24, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville’s First Basketball Team (1912)

With the NBA basketball playoffs about to start, it seems appropriate to take a look at Eatonville’s first basketball team. This team played the same year the Titanic went down.
Team members were left to right: …

A. Y. Lindsey Co. (ca. 1912)
April 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
A. Y. Lindsey Co. (ca. 1912)

In 1912, T.C. Van Eaton sold his store — the town’s first business — and A. Y. Lindsey Co. started selling groceries and men’s furnishings that year.
This building sits on Mashell Ave., where there’s currently …

ESH Classes Offered in 1912-13
April 13, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
ESH Classes Offered in 1912-13

If you were wondering what your child would be learning when they started school in 1912 — this outline would help you out. This was taken straight from the 1912-1913 EHS School Catalog.
I think that it’s interesting …

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 …

National Park Inn, Mount Rainier (1912)
April 3, 2012 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
National Park Inn, Mount Rainier (1912)

Postcards let you tap into conversations. This one took place January, 1912. Edith was writing about the crummy weather, travel time and business being down. Not much has changed in 100 years.
The postcard however is …

Grassel at the Switchboard
February 20, 2012 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Grassel at the Switchboard

Iola Grassel sits at the Eatonville switchboard. This piece of machinery was high tech for its day.
The first telephones came to Eatonville in 1912. For decades, when you talked about Mashell Telephone Co., you were …

Early Eatonville Grandstand and Gym (ca. 1940)
February 19, 2012 – 9:36 pm | 2 Comments
Early Eatonville Grandstand and Gym (ca. 1940)

Early on Eatonville was more about basketball and baseball than football. The gym is the building on the right. The first basket ball team was 1912.
This picture was probably taken in the early 1940s and …