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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Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016
March 2, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Paradise Inn – 100 Years old in 2016

I don’t know what’s more impressive—the iconic Paradise Inn or Mount Rainier looming behind it.
“Construction of the majestic Paradise Inn was completed 100 years ago in 1916. Today, entering the inn with its large timbers …

Hearn Jeweler is Built (ca. 1916)
December 17, 2013 – 11:15 pm | No Comment
Hearn Jeweler is Built (ca. 1916)

By 1916, a number of new businesses had sprung up in Eatonville, including Hearn Jeweler. In this picture the building is under construction — most likely bricks from Clay City. The building was a jewelry store, …

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 …

Eatonville High School Opens in 1916
May 16, 2013 – 3:19 am | No Comment
Eatonville High School Opens in 1916

Eatonville’s 1916 high school was quite the school. It was head of its time with swimming pool, contemporary cafeteria, and state-of-the-art classrooms and auditorium.
People were blown away by this modern school and it was written …

Eatonville Lumber Company Store
February 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Store

For decades Eatonville residents — especially those that worked at the mill — shopped at he Eatonville Lumber Company store.
Here’s a peek at the grocery department.
Image courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.
Click on …

Early Dispatch (ca. 1920)
February 20, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Early Dispatch (ca. 1920)

The Eatonville Dispatch got its start in 1916. The press was possibly a 1908 Chandler & Price Gordon press.
Hard Work
There’s a video on YouTube that shows hand typesetting and printing in 1947. Within minutes you understand what …

Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012
January 1, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012

THANK YOU to everyone who has visited this site and made it a success. In 2012 there were 58,623 visits — roughly 19 times the population of Eatonville.
Your input is making this a valuable addition …

When Eatonville Outdoor was a Jewelry Store (1916 & 2012)
April 16, 2012 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
When Eatonville Outdoor was a Jewelry Store (1916 & 2012)

On the corner of Center and Mashell you’ll find Eatonville Outdoor — a shop for all your outdoor sports needs.
A hundred years ago you would have found a jewelry shot owned by the Joseph Hearn. …

Peterson Postcard (1919)
March 7, 2012 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Peterson Postcard (1919)

This postcard of Torger Peterson’s house in 1916, not long after it was built, was authored by Helen Peterson.
You might think, “Wow, that place must have been famous to have its own postcard,” but it’s …

Eatonville High School Ag Room (ca. 1916)
March 5, 2012 – 5:25 pm | One Comment
Eatonville High School Ag Room (ca. 1916)

This shot of the Ag Room at the high school is packed with detail about what farming was all about back then. Notice the poster for the farm horse, and others on the hog, the …