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’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)
March 23, 2012 – 5:43 pm | 16 Comments
Eatonville’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)

With all the news about Eatonville’s police department lately, I thought it might be a good time to look back at the town’s law enforcement.
Moving through Marshals
Eatonville has had its ups and down with law …

Moving from Horse to Case Tractor (ca. 1925)
March 20, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Moving from Horse to Case Tractor (ca. 1925)

It was a big transition to move from horse to tractor. Here are pictures of Pete Peterson plowing in Ohop Valley first with his horses, and later with a 1920’s Case tractor.
My grandfather (Louie Mettler …

Eatonville Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)
October 31, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)

This letter, presumable drafted by T.C. Van Eaton, makes the argument that Eatonville would be a wonderful spot for a poultry business. It’s definitely a draft, because you can see the scratched out words and …

Galbraith home 1925-today
September 4, 2011 – 9:26 pm | 9 Comments
Galbraith home 1925-today

Recognize this home? It’s known by some as the Galbraith home and is still there today — near the Millpond Park. The home was built for John H. Galbraith in 1925 and was added to …

Torger Peterson’s Original Ohop maps
August 11, 2011 – 3:10 pm | No Comment
Torger Peterson’s Original Ohop maps

For those of you who need a quick Torger Peterson 101, he was the man who first settled in Ohop Valley. He wrote a small story about the account in this post.
I got a chance …

Eatonville Home Ec Class, ca. 1925
April 26, 2011 – 2:39 am | No Comment
Eatonville Home Ec Class, ca. 1925

Home making was the domain of women. (Between 1938-39 only 1 percent of boys took home economics.)
This home economics room looks practically like a science lab with its glass table tops, scales, books and charts.
Photo …