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 …

Read the full story »
The Native Americans

The First Settlers

The Early 1900s

The 30s, 40s and 50s

To The Present

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: 1923

Clara (Fiander) Jensen and John Jensen Out Hunting (ca. 1910)
February 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Clara (Fiander) Jensen and John Jensen Out Hunting  (ca. 1910)

Clara (Fiander) Jensen was known for her hunting skills. In fact, her hunting prowess was covered by Sunset Magazine in 1923. Although folks who read the article may know her for tracking cats, she was …

National Geographic show, Dirty Rotten Survival will have Graeber logging photo
October 14, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
National Geographic show, Dirty Rotten Survival will have Graeber logging photo

Some of the logging images on this site, specifically one of the Griffith and Graeber 1923 logging crew image, caught the attention of National Geographic.
They will be using the shot in a new series, Dirty …

Rainier National Park Travelogue (1923)
November 30, 2014 – 1:27 am | No Comment
Rainier National Park Travelogue (1923)

This Rainier National Park Travelogue let climbers record their climbs. They included:
• The Sky-Line Trail — Saddle Horse
• Summit Climb — afoot
• Nisqually Glacier Trip — afoot
• Paradise-Stevens Glacier Trip — afoot
• Muir Camp Trip …

1923 Calendar from Christensen’s Dept. Store
September 25, 2014 – 4:33 pm | One Comment
1923 Calendar from Christensen’s Dept. Store

Thank you Steve Burwash for sharing this great find—a 1923 calendar from Christensen’s Department Store. (This is the same year Transcontinental airmail service begins and Elmer Rice’s “Adding Machine” premieres in NYC.)
Here’s a shot too of what …

Clara Jensen (ca. 1900)
July 18, 2014 – 10:49 pm | 6 Comments
Clara Jensen (ca. 1900)

Clara (Fiander) Jensen made quite the impact on the rural community. She was born in 1883 and raised in the Swan Lake area on the family farm. She lived out her life in the small community.
She …

A Load of Logs in 1923 (Griffith & Graeber)
October 10, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
A Load of Logs in 1923 (Griffith & Graeber)

In 1923 the trees were bigger and the logging trucks were smaller. It was dangerous work back then and safety regulations were decades away. For these men of Griffith & Graeber Logging, it was just how …

Peterson 8th Grade Certificate of Graduation (1923)
September 3, 2013 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
Peterson 8th Grade Certificate of Graduation (1923)

Helen Peterson’s 1923 eighth grade Certificate of Graduation has a lot of interesting information.
• Grades were listed right there on the certificate.
• Agriculture was one of the major subjects.
• Certificates were signed by county superintendents.
Lesson …

Drive up to Mount Rainier (ca. 1920)
July 23, 2013 – 7:27 pm | One Comment
Drive up to Mount Rainier (ca. 1920)

Folks have been driving up to Mount Rainier since there were wheels to get the up there.
If you’ve been up to Paradise, you’ll see breathtaking views of the mountain and fields of wildflowers. It wasn’t …

Griffith & Graeber Logging Trucks (early 1920s)
May 20, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment
Griffith & Graeber Logging Trucks (early 1920s)

We’re fortunate that the Graeber family has these wonderful 1920s photos from the Griffith & Graeber logging company. Here we see a lineup of the trucks loaded up and ready to leave the woods — …

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 …