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 Theater (ca. 1957)
April 5, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)

This shot of the old Eatonville Theater taken in the late 50s, taken by Joe Larin, makes the town look like a ghost town. A new theater had been built but this time, just down …

Eatonville School Secretary Out for a Drive (ca. 1915)
November 28, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville School Secretary Out for a Drive (ca. 1915)

Eatonville’s school secretary, Mrs. Norwood, is out for a drive in her Whippet car, along with a dog (I assume it’s hers) in the back seat.
Wikipedia has this to say about the car, “In 1908, John Willys bought the Overland …

Logging Trestle, Nisqually River (ca. 1915)
December 30, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Logging Trestle, Nisqually River (ca. 1915)

One of the big challenges to early logging was getting the logs out of the forest, especially when you were faced with rivers and steep hills. This photo taken by Kinsey of a trestle (I believe over the …

1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)
November 19, 2014 – 3:12 am | No Comment
1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)

Want to get a glimpse of Eatonville in 1912? Just look at the advertisements. This page of ads comes from the 1912 EHS High School Catalog. You may recognize some familiar names. A. W. Bridge …

Two Sides of Nate Williams (ca. 1915)
September 20, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Two Sides of Nate Williams (ca. 1915)

Eatonville pioneer Nate Williams’ life read like a character in a book. He was a trapper, hunter, prospector, miner, horse trader, and more. (Click here to read more.)
Here we see a glimpse of the many …

Eatonville High School Wow’s them in 1915
June 11, 2013 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
Eatonville High School Wow’s them in 1915

On the 4th of July, 1915, Eatonville residents paraded down the Mashell to not only celebrate independence day but to also lay the cornerstone of the new high school.
This school would be first class all …

The Building of Pioneer Garage (aka Tall Timbers)
June 8, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The Building of Pioneer Garage (aka Tall Timbers)

The Tall Timbers restaurant wasn’t always a restaurant. It got its start in 1915 as a garage. A big piece of the building crew here included Nate Williams, his brother Ed Williams and Bill Oxley.
For …

A Page from the Kjelstad Photo Album (ca. 1917)
June 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
A Page from the Kjelstad Photo Album (ca. 1917)

This page comes straight from the Kjelstad family photo album. Several of the photos give you a glimpse of farming in Ohop Valley back in the early 1900s when tractors weren’t part of the landscape yet. …

Laying the Cornerstone of High School – July 4, 1915
May 15, 2013 – 1:39 pm | No Comment
Laying the Cornerstone of High School – July 4, 1915

July 4, 1915, was a big day in Eatonville. The cornerstone for the new high school was laid. There was a parade and everyone gathered to see the start of what would be become one …

Early Hardware store
February 26, 2013 – 12:56 am | 2 Comments
Early Hardware store

Here’s a glimpse inside the early Eatonville hardware store. The information on the photo says that the stairs in the back lead to an apartment above.
This is probably Mr. Ingersoll’s hardware store around 1914 (see …