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 Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)
October 31, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)

This letter, presumable drafted by T.C. Van Eaton, makes the argument that Eatonville would be a wonderful spot for a poultry business. It’s definitely a draft, because you can see the scratched out words and …

Eatonville’s Chicken Ordinance of 1911
September 26, 2011 – 5:56 pm | 5 Comments
Eatonville’s Chicken Ordinance of 1911

Roaming animals seem to have been a nuisance for Eatonville residents from the start.
Chickens at Large
In March, 1911 Eatonville passed a Chicken Ordinance, keeping folks from letting their chickens roam at large. People must not have taken …

A look at Ohop Bob, Told by its Waitresses
August 18, 2011 – 1:00 am | 9 Comments
A look at Ohop Bob, Told by its Waitresses

Ohop Bob was an upscale restaurant, banquet hall and motel, all wrapped up in one. Originally built by a cycle club, it was further developed in 1914 by the Washington Automotive Club for their two-day …

Ohop Bob, Fine Dining on Your Way to Mount Rainier (ca. 1917))
August 15, 2011 – 4:14 pm | 6 Comments
Ohop Bob, Fine Dining on Your Way to Mount Rainier (ca. 1917))

If you were traveling to Mount Rainier and were looking for fine dining, Ohop Bob was the stop.
The restaurant was built around 1914 for the Tacoma Automobile Club.
C.C. Josselyn and his wife purchased it in …

Eighth Grade Graduation – 1914
August 1, 2011 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Eighth Grade Graduation – 1914

In 1914 — the same year Mother’s Day was officially recognized and Babe Ruth made his debut —  this group of kids was graduating from eighth grade.
Frances Mensik, Herman Heckel and Alfred Breuer are three …

First Eatonville Graduate
July 21, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
First Eatonville Graduate

The first Eatonville High School graduate was Ed Christensen. The photo says he graduated in 1914 — the same year the first red-green traffic light was used and Edgar Rice Burroughs published Tarzan of the …

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 …

Boys Basketball – 1914-1918
April 26, 2011 – 3:36 pm | 4 Comments
Boys Basketball – 1914-1918

Eatonville had a championship basketball team from 1914-1918.
The first image shows a team that has just won its first season, with no idea they are headed for a streak. The team was pretty small — …