Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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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 …

Hotel Groe (1892)
July 24, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Hotel Groe (1892)

Paul Haynes built the hotel for Frank Groe in 1892 on the south corner of Mashell Avenue and Groe Street. It was then called the Pioneer Hotel.
The 20 x 40 building, with eight bedrooms, was …

Canyada Lodge Ruins
July 1, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Canyada Lodge Ruins

In 1912, the Canyada Lodge was the something to behold. It was built in La Grande, by Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, John L. McMurray, for $92,500 — something like $2.1 million today.
In 1927 the grand …

Phones Come to Eatonville
June 16, 2011 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Phones Come to Eatonville

With a cell phone in every pocket and purse, it’s hard to imagine that there was time when phones were rare.
In fact, in 1912 there were only 30 phones in Eatonville and it cost $1.50 …

Alder Dam Powerhouse 1912
May 24, 2011 – 4:59 pm | 7 Comments
Alder Dam Powerhouse 1912

Drive up to La Grande and you can’t miss the Alder Dam, built in the 1940s. But there was another dam before this one — smaller and built in the 1910.
“The water was forced through a …

Tall Timber Used to be a Garage
May 15, 2011 – 4:11 am | 8 Comments
Tall Timber Used to be a Garage

Recognize this building? It’s Charlie Williams Garage — today known as the Tall Timber restaurant, located on Mashell Ave.
Charlie’s garage was built with money from the 1898 Yukon Gold Rush.
The Stage (far left) is a …

La Grande’s Futuristic Homes of 1912
May 8, 2011 – 3:48 am | 10 Comments
La Grande’s Futuristic Homes of 1912

Around 1909 the City of Tacoma decided to build a hydro-electric plant in La Grande. They built it between 1910 and 1912 and it cost $58,780,00 ($2,354,984 in today’s dollars). The new plant could produce …

Canyada Lodge in La Grande
April 29, 2011 – 4:56 pm | 17 Comments
Canyada Lodge in La Grande

The Canyada Lodge, in La Grande, was designed by Heath and Gove and opened around 1912. John L. McMurray — a Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney — built the lodge or $92,500.
(This first picture, courtesy of Rich …

Snow Hotel
April 21, 2011 – 11:11 pm | 2 Comments
Snow Hotel

C. C. Snow owned the Snow Hotel, and incorporated  T. C. Van Eaton’s log house into one of the sections.
Built around 1912, it was partly made of hard-hewn logs, originally chinked with clay, and partly …