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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Kendalls are Stuck in the Woods (ca. 1920)
September 24, 2013 – 12:47 am | No Comment
Kendalls are Stuck in the Woods (ca. 1920)

After looking at this photo for a moment, you have more questions than answers.
First, how did they get the car out there? Where’s the road? The car seems to be emerging from solid brush.
Why would …

Ohop Valley, Then and Then
August 6, 2013 – 5:22 pm | One Comment
Ohop Valley, Then and Then

Got these two RPPCs (real photo post cards) off Ebay of Ohop Valley. They show the early farms and their development. The first one was taken been 1907-1920, then second was a little later (ca. …

A Drive to Rainier (1920s)
August 2, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
A Drive to Rainier (1920s)

The roads in Eatonville this weekend were packed with people taking a drive up to Mount Rainier, a popular past time for over a century.
Here are a couple shots of folks taking the trip around …

Building the Canyon Road (ca. 1919)
June 3, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Building the Canyon Road (ca. 1919)

The Canyon Road was quite an undertaking in 1919. Built on a cliff side, roads had to often be blasted out of rock. Today the road is being repair, but they should feel lucky it’s …

Griffith & Greaber Logging (ca. 1923)
May 8, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
Griffith & Greaber Logging (ca. 1923)

Logging trucks have come a long way. Griffith and Graeber logging were getting huge logs out of the woods with what looks like an early 1920s Kelly truck. From this photo, it looks like the tree …

Charley Boettcher’s Pond
March 22, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Charley Boettcher’s Pond

Charley Boettcher’s pond was a fun swimming hole, but was originally mill pond. They got a permit to build it. It had a concrete spill way and an earth dam.
“Chas. Boettcher, Glen Parks and Frank Shepherd …

EHS Girls Basketball Team (1920)
March 13, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
EHS Girls Basketball Team (1920)

The 1920 Eatonville High School girls’ basketball team posed outside the high school for this shot.
Left to right: Ida Hedborg, Louise Hekel, Anna Hats, Ann Erickson, Emma Coffman and Nettie Conrad.
Photo courtesy of Carl Linden.
Click on …

Eatonville Lumber Co. Locomotive
March 11, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Co. Locomotive

The Eatonville Lumber Company was in operation until the 1950s and a major employer of the town.  Here is one of the company’s locomotives taking trees from the nearby forests.
Pat Van Eaton says (below), “The …

Canyada Lodge Ad (ca. 1920)
March 8, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Canyada Lodge Ad (ca. 1920)

The Canyada Lodge in La Grande offered a top notch getaway for those headed up to the Rainier National Park in the early 1900s.
This advertisement is geared to get your mouth watering: “We boast of …

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 …