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’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 …

Center Street and Gas Street Lighting (ca. 1913)
August 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Center Street and Gas Street Lighting (ca. 1913)

This picture taken around 1913 looks down Center Street from just above the Mashell Ave./Center Street intersection. To the right you can see the well house in front of the hotel. And on the other …

Community Day (aka May Day)
May 4, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Community Day (aka May Day)

Growing up, I was confused about May Day. Why did some people call it Community Day and others May Day? Why did only our town celebrate it? And what was with the Maypole?
Now that I’ve …

Eatonville Lumber Company facts
April 26, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company facts

Here are a few things you might know about the Eatonville Lumber Company, which operated in Eatonville from 1907 until 1954.
• Tacoma Eastern/Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad arrived in 1904 — followed by the …

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 …

Eatonville Schools (ca. 1916)
February 6, 2012 – 9:07 am | No Comment
Eatonville Schools (ca. 1916)

This early shot of the school shows the:
• Gymnasium (on left) built in 1913
• High School (left in the back) built in 1916
• Grade School (on right)  built in 1904
Landscaping hasn’t gone in yet, but kids don’t seem …

First Debate Team at EHS (1913-1914)
January 27, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
First Debate Team at EHS (1913-1914)

This was taken from the Eatonville 1913/1914 school catalog. It appears that we stomped Roy High School when it came to debating issues.
The Eatonville-Roy Debate looked at topics like, “The annexation of Canada to the …

Marie Lutkins (1913)
January 17, 2012 – 9:17 am | 2 Comments
Marie Lutkins (1913)

A postcard sent to Marie Lutkins (daughter of Henry Lutkins), January 23, 1913, from Peggy.
Sounds like Peggy has a sense of humor when she talks about “old maids”. The two women sounds like good friends …

J. C. Pratt’s Report Card (1915)
December 29, 2011 – 2:30 am | No Comment
J. C. Pratt’s Report Card (1915)

J. C. Pratt, who was one of Eatonville’s early town councilmen, could never imagined that his child, Francis Pratt’s 3rd grade report card would become a piece of the town’s history.
Luckily, Francis moved on to …

Eatonville’s Animal Ordinances
November 16, 2011 – 10:40 pm | 6 Comments
Eatonville’s Animal Ordinances

Eatonville residents often complain that the deer are eating their flowers. It could be worse. A hundred years ago it was cows and horses in your yard. Here are just some of Eatonville’s animal ordinances
Horse …