Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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EHS Champion basketball team (1920-21)
January 5, 2013 – 9:46 pm | 2 Comments
EHS Champion basketball team (1920-21)

It seems like almost every picture of the early Eatonville High School basketball teams seems to be of a championship team. These players rocked in the house during the 1920-21 season and came away as …

Busses from Ashford to Rainier
July 28, 2012 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
Busses from Ashford to Rainier

Pictured here are the first busses that ran from the Tacoma Eastern Depot in Ashford to Mt. Rainier.
People could also get a good look at the mountain from the air too. The first airplane flights …

Eatonville Basketball Champions (1920-21)
May 24, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Basketball Champions (1920-21)

It wouldn’t be until 1923 when Eatonville had the champion basketball team that made headlines and put Eatonville on the map. But in 1920-21, the team was honing its skills. This group of guys were …

N.P. Christensen and Maren Pederson (early settlers)
May 9, 2012 – 10:11 pm | 5 Comments
N.P. Christensen and Maren Pederson (early settlers)

Guest blogger Bob Walter gives us some background on Eatonville’s early settlers, Pete and Maren Christensen.
N.P. (Nels “Pete”) Christensen and Maren Pedersen, both born in Denmark, met in the United States and were married in …

Moving from Horse to Case Tractor (ca. 1925)
March 20, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Moving from Horse to Case Tractor (ca. 1925)

It was a big transition to move from horse to tractor. Here are pictures of Pete Peterson plowing in Ohop Valley first with his horses, and later with a 1920’s Case tractor.
My grandfather (Louie Mettler …

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 …

Creepy Exhibit in Eatonville Gym (ca. 1920s)
February 2, 2012 – 7:50 pm | 2 Comments
Creepy Exhibit in Eatonville Gym (ca. 1920s)

Is it just me, or is this picture a little creepy? I’m sure if I’d attended the exhibit held in the Eatonville Gym with all my friends, it would have been a blast. It looks …

Farmers put in their own lines (ca. 1912)
October 16, 2011 – 7:08 pm | 9 Comments
Farmers put in their own lines (ca. 1912)

It’s hard to imagine Rainier Connect telling you today, “We don’t have lines out where you live. But,  if you put them in yourself and rent our technology, we’ll make sure to take some off …

Old Alder, ca. 1920
August 14, 2011 – 3:15 pm | One Comment
Old Alder, ca. 1920

Ever wondered what Old Alder looked like, when it was a working town — before the dam? Here’s a shot of the town taken around 1920.
The sawmill is in operation and the Alder School (the …

Support Eatonville History at 2011 Art Festival
August 6, 2011 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Support Eatonville History at 2011 Art Festival

Just wanted to let everyone know that this weekend at the Eatonville Art Festival there are two history booths.
Eatonville Historical Society
At the Eatonville Historical Society booth you will find:
• lots of artifacts
• books to buy …