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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La Grande Nitrogen Plant (ca. 1920)
February 9, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
La Grande Nitrogen Plant (ca. 1920)

La Grande used to be home to a commercial nitrogen plant.
“The American Nitrogen Products Company started producing sodium nitrate pellets in La Grande in 1916. The product is also known as saltpeter and is used in …

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 …

High School Under Construction (1915)
December 15, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
High School Under Construction (1915)

The Eatonville high school was under construction in 1915. When it was complete, there was no other school like it in the state. The dedication was huge.
On dedication day, April 29, [1916], E. W. Shimmons wrote, …

Fairbairn & Nelson Trading Token
November 27, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Fairbairn & Nelson Trading Token

I just won this Fairbairn & Nelson trading token on Ebay. It was good for 25 cents in trade.
However, I don’t know anything about the Fairbairn & Nelson company or the use of trading token …

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 …

Livery Stable on Mashell Ave.
August 28, 2011 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Livery Stable on Mashell Ave.

Historically, a livery stable was where horses, teams and wagons were for hire. Also privately-owned horses could be boarded there for a short time.
I’m not sure what Eatonville’s livery stable was like, but almost all towns …

The Smith Brothers
August 21, 2011 – 4:28 pm | One Comment
The Smith Brothers

Samuel P. and Mary West Smith struck out for the West from North Carolina. They  settled outside Eatonville in an area called Stringtown back in around 1888.
They had eight sons. One remained in N.C., but …

Girls Basket Ball — Then and Now (1915 – 2011)
June 22, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Girls Basket Ball — Then and Now (1915 – 2011)

Eatonville High school had girl’s team almost 100 years ago. They outfits have changed quite a bit — who knew you wore hats. Also, tennis shoes were yet to be invented.
Back then, it was mostly …

Kids being Kids — J. Patrick & Bill Smith, 1916
May 13, 2011 – 3:08 pm | One Comment
Kids being Kids — J. Patrick & Bill Smith, 1916

This is a great picture of two kids, J. Patrick and Bill Smith, just enjoying being kids. The picture was taken around 1916.
Judging by the writing on the picture, these two were probably already big …

Eatonville Lumber Company, 1916
May 4, 2011 – 6:05 pm | 6 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company, 1916

This photo, courtesy of Martha Parrish and Pat Van Eaton, is of the Eatonville Lumber Company store at around 1916.
The Eatonville mill had a good run — in operation from 1896 until it closed up …