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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Kids on School Bus No. 4 (1920s)
April 28, 2012 – 4:14 pm | 4 Comments
Kids on School Bus No. 4 (1920s)

Before there were big yellow school buses, Eatonville transported kids in busses like these. They look a little like trolley car glued to the front end of a truck, but the kids seem to like …

Feeding the Fire Crew (early 1920s)
March 25, 2012 – 3:54 pm | 2 Comments
Feeding the Fire Crew (early 1920s)

Martha Parrish (who just turned 99 this year) said that forest fires up in the hills around Eatonville were a common thing when she was young. You’d often see the smoke rising up out of …

The Peterson Girls (ca. late 1920s)
March 4, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Peterson Girls (ca. late 1920s)

Pictured here is left to right is: (Aunt) Anna, Helen, Alice and Pearl Peterson. The photo was taken with Helen’s new camera outside Torger Peterson’s original home in Ohop Valley. You won’t find the house …

Eatonville Bank (ca. 1920s)
February 24, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Bank (ca. 1920s)

Eatonville Bank pictured has sidewalks, but the road is still dirt.
For a time, the second for of the bank was an apartment.
Photo courtesy of Rich Williams.
Click on image to enlarge.

Eatonville Girls Basketball – Yesterday and Today
February 23, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Girls Basketball – Yesterday and Today

Girls have been shooting hoops at Eatonville high school for nearly a century. The outfits may have changed, but they’re still a powerhouse on the court.
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and Eatonville High School.
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Methodist Church Gets Face Life in 1915
February 10, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Methodist Church Gets Face Life in 1915

You know the Methodist Church is one of the older buildings in Eatonville when it was getting a remodeled in 1915. Here are a few pictures of the church around that era.
The first image is …

July 4th in Morton (ca. 1920)
January 2, 2012 – 6:51 pm | 2 Comments
July 4th in Morton (ca. 1920)

This photo shows Morton’s entry in the 4th of July parade around 1920.
The photos was Bebe Larkin’s, who I believe was the son of the editor of the Dispatch, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Larkin, back in 1950 …

Kids Outside Eatonville Lumber Company
December 22, 2011 – 4:00 am | No Comment
Kids Outside Eatonville Lumber Company

These kids in their handmade go-kart look like they came straight out of a Little Rascals episode. They are poising outside the Eatonville Lumber Company.
I don’t know anything about the children, and if you do, …

Elbe in the early 1920s
December 4, 2011 – 5:47 pm | 8 Comments
Elbe in the early 1920s

This shows Elbe as a booming little town. You can see the Elbe shop tucked between the grocery and the hardware store, as well Adam Sachs’ home up on the hilltop behind.
Mr. Hardy owned the stores. …

Drag Saws in the Woods
November 20, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Drag Saws in the Woods

If this piece of logging equipment doesn’t look familiar, it’s because you’re more likely to see in a museum than the woods. This drag saw  was probably used in the 20s or 30s when they hit …