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 facts
April 26, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company facts

Here are a few things you might know about the Eatonville Lumber Company, which operated in Eatonville from 1907 until 1954.
• Tacoma Eastern/Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad arrived in 1904 — followed by the …

Morgan and Ray Williams (ca. 1910)
March 12, 2012 – 5:08 pm | 2 Comments
Morgan and Ray Williams (ca. 1910)

These two little kids are Morgan and Ray Williams.
Ray was the son of Charley Williams, who owned the Pioneer Garage — known today at the Tall Timber Restaurant. Ray graduated from Eatonville High School in 1923 …

Fleet of Kelly Springfield Trucks (ca. 1923)
January 16, 2012 – 7:18 pm | 6 Comments
Fleet of Kelly Springfield Trucks (ca. 1923)

Fabulous shot of a fleet of Kelly Springfield Trucks operated by Griffith & Greaber logging out of Eatonville.
This photo is worth clicking on to enlarge to see the incredible detail. The trucks look pretty primitive …

The Super Fans of the 1923 Basketball Team
December 30, 2011 – 9:45 am | 4 Comments
The Super Fans of the 1923 Basketball Team

A lot happened in Eatonville in 1923. Nine loggers died and two were injured, a number of homes were raided in April searching for moonshine and Malcolm’s Meat Market completed a $10,000 addition to its …

Fleet of Kelly Logging Trucks
October 31, 2011 – 5:13 pm | 5 Comments
Fleet of Kelly Logging Trucks

Trees haven’t changed much, but the logging trucks sure have.
Pictured are Kelly Trucks  trucks owned by Griffith & Graeber logging out of Eatonville. In this first photo you can make out Goodyear on the tire.
The shots …

Henry and Mathilda Hedborg
October 27, 2011 – 9:09 am | 2 Comments
Henry and Mathilda Hedborg

Axel Henry and Mathilda (Anderson) Hedborg were early homesteaders in Alder — you could say they blazed the trail. (They were members of the Pioneer Association of 1928. To be on this roster you had …

Logging Deaths Mount in 1923
October 4, 2011 – 6:05 pm | 6 Comments
Logging Deaths Mount in 1923

1923 was a dangerous year in the woods if you were in Eatonville.
There were nine deaths and two serious injuries to Eatonville loggers. There could have been more, but those were the ones reported at …

EHS Girls Basketball 1923
August 7, 2011 – 3:26 pm | No Comment
EHS Girls Basketball 1923

It’s not the best picture of the EHS 1923 girls basketball team, but you’ve got to love the uniforms.
1923 was an interesting year in history of women’s basketball.
The Women’s Division of the National Amateur Athletic …

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 …

The fabulous 1923 EHS Basketball Team
July 16, 2011 – 3:04 pm | 2 Comments
The fabulous 1923 EHS Basketball Team

 
 
Guest blogger today is Rich Williams describing the winning 1923 EHS Basketball game.
In 1923 Eatonville was considered the best team in the State. They only lost one game during the season and …