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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Griffith & Graeber Camp, August 10, 1925
June 4, 2015 – 4:11 pm | No Comment
Griffith & Graeber Camp, August 10, 1925

This photo of the Griffith & Graeber Camp, taken August 10, 1925, is a great family shot.
Patty Harris can identify her family: Front row, second from left: Otto Carl Nensen. Second row, second from left: Emmy …

Ohop Bob 1925 & 2015 (90 years later)
April 5, 2015 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
Ohop Bob 1925 & 2015 (90 years later)

Ohop Bob was once a wonderful restaurant and place to stay for those heading to or from Mount Rainier. Judging by this postcard, the meals were pretty good. “Aren’t you jealous? (?) Just had a …

Electron Powerplant Near Kapowsin (1925)
March 4, 2015 – 6:17 pm | 3 Comments
Electron Powerplant Near Kapowsin (1925)

It’s amazing what you can find on ebay, like this postcard of an electric power plant near Kapowsin. 
This particular powerhouse, I believe, was the Electron powerhouse, which went into operation June 26, 1904.
The “The two-story …

Taking a trip to Nisqually Glacier (1925)
October 10, 2014 – 10:36 pm | No Comment
Taking a trip to Nisqually Glacier (1925)

This shot was taken August 9, 1925, (the same year the first motel opened in the U.S) when a group of folks drove up to Rainier to see the Nisqually Glacier. 
As you can see, the …

May Day – 1952
July 2, 2014 – 4:21 pm | One Comment
May Day – 1952

Community Day at Eatonville has always included a May Day celebration and a May Day court. Here’s a glimpse at the 1952 May Day Court and the pretty impressive backdrop.
Court, top row left:  Principal Bill …

Haying at the Larson Farm (ca. 1925)
March 11, 2014 – 8:47 pm | No Comment
Haying at the Larson Farm (ca. 1925)

Not that long ago, you threw hay on the wagon instead of bales. Here is young Clint — with his pup — helping hay at the Larson family farm in Ohop Valley. The home is …

EHS 1925
February 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
EHS 1925

It’s 1925. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is published in April. In June the Chrysler Corporation was founded and in London the double-decker bus is introduced.
Back in Eatonville, in 1925, this was the EHS student …

Cars Outside the Eatonville Lumber co. (ca. 1925)
March 12, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Cars Outside the Eatonville Lumber co. (ca. 1925)

Check out this line up of new automobiles parked outside the Eatonville Lumber Company (ca. 1925).
Photo courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.
Click on image to enlarge.
 

Request for Expenses to T. C. Van Eaton (1925)
June 11, 2012 – 3:23 pm | 2 Comments
Request for Expenses to T. C. Van Eaton (1925)

I enjoy photos of days gone by, but it’s things like this — a request for payment of expenses on New Washington Hotel stationery from L. L. Barrbow to T. C. Van Eaton — that …

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 …