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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Eatonville Lumber Company Locomotive
August 25, 2011 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company Locomotive

When the Eatonville Lumber Company was in business, locam0tives were a common site.
Pat Van Eaton says the Eatonville Lumber Company used Climax and Shay locomotives. In fact, the lumber company had three geared locomitives, all …

The Eatonville Limousine of the 20s
August 20, 2011 – 2:10 pm | 5 Comments
The Eatonville Limousine of the 20s

Fred Fredricksen stands proudly, and for good reason. Fred is the driver of the first stage (taxi/limousine) from Eatonville to Tacoma using the East road.
Fred is standing on the dirt road front of Kipper’s Ford …

Summers Days, ca. 1920s
July 22, 2011 – 2:59 pm | 2 Comments
Summers Days, ca. 1920s

This shot just makes me smile. Summer day. Kids enjoying the sun. The sign on the Eatonville Theater reads there’s a show tonight. And the Methodist Church bell is just waiting to be rung.
I also like …

Eatonville Entertainment in 1920s — TNT Band
July 17, 2011 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Eatonville Entertainment in 1920s — TNT Band

Entertainment was a bit different back in the 1920s. There were no streaming movies or iPods, but there was live music. Here is an Eatonville dance band — the TNT Band — that at least …

Mount Rainier Park Entrance (1920s & Today)
June 17, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Mount Rainier Park Entrance (1920s & Today)

Some things never change — like the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Of course, the cars driving through have evolved quite  bit.
Older photo courtesy of Rich Williams.
Click to enlarge photo.
 
 
 
 
 

Original King’s Place (1920s)
June 13, 2011 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Original King’s Place (1920s)

This was the original King’s Place located next door to the Ohop Grange on Highway 7. It was owned by Rosco B. and Lottie King. From the look of the cars, it looks like it …

Blasting to Make the Canyon Road
June 2, 2011 – 4:42 pm | One Comment
Blasting to Make the Canyon Road

Constructing the Canyon Road not only took lots of man hours, but lots of  dynamite too. Based on this picture, there weren’t too many safety procedures in the 1920s. There are sticks of dynamite lying …

Canyon Road in the 1920s
May 16, 2011 – 2:33 am | 2 Comments
Canyon Road in the 1920s

I just drove down Canyon Road yesterday. It’s loaded with twists and turns and I take it whenever I can just for that reason.
Just found this picture (courtesy Rich Williams) of the road back in …

Fourth of July Then and Now
May 13, 2011 – 2:45 pm | 10 Comments
Fourth of July Then and Now

Eatonville has always been a fan of the 4th of July Parade. In fact, so many people take part in the parade, I’ve always been surprised there are still some left to watch.
Judging by these …

Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (first set)
April 5, 2011 – 5:41 am | 7 Comments
Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (first set)

Every time I drive up Canyon Road I wonder what it took to carve a road out of side of a rock wall. And how hard would that be back in 1920 when the road …