Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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100 Years of People Power (Article from 1989 Ruralite)
July 3, 2012 – 5:56 pm | 2 Comments
100 Years of People Power (Article from 1989 Ruralite)

This article comes from the September 1989 edition of the Ohop Mutual Light Company Ruralite by Don B. Goddard.  The article talks about the history of the grange. For those that can’t read the article …

Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander
May 8, 2012 – 6:17 pm | 3 Comments
Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander

Our guest blogger today, Bob Walter, gives us some background of pioneers Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander.
The area’s first pioneer homesteader survived a long, hand-to-hand fight with a cougar, and lived to tell about it.
Robert …

Boy’s Life Magazine – 1927
February 1, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Boy’s Life Magazine – 1927

John Van Eaton was a Boy Scout back in 1927 and received Boys’ Life, the Boy Scout’s magazine. You could get one for 20 cents or a annual subscription for $2.00.
The magazine has legs. It’s …

John Van Eaton – Boy Scout in 1927
January 30, 2012 – 5:17 pm | 4 Comments
John Van Eaton – Boy Scout in 1927

When John Van Eaton (son of T. C. Van Eaton) was 14, in 1927, he was a Boy Scout. 
His Boy Scout membership certificate is great — especially the illustration of the Boy Scout helping an elderly …

First Settler, Robert Fiander
December 8, 2011 – 12:39 am | 11 Comments
First Settler, Robert Fiander

The following was taken from the History of Pierce County, Volume 3, published in 1927 by William Bonny.
Among the sterling old pioneers who contributed their full quota of clearing and developing this section of the …

Nisqually Dam (1927-29)
November 2, 2011 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Nisqually Dam (1927-29)

Here are a few shots from the Nisqually dam taken in 1927.
This excerpt is taken from the book Upper Nisqually Valley:
“The flow that was to be used for power generation was divereted into a 1,3000 …

Edgerton School
October 22, 2011 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Edgerton School

June Carney wrote the following about the Edgerton School in 1999.
The Edgerton Grade School was built in Ohop Valley in 1910. The teacher lved in a small cottage on the property and was paid a …

Canyada Lodge Ruins
July 1, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Canyada Lodge Ruins

In 1912, the Canyada Lodge was the something to behold. It was built in La Grande, by Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, John L. McMurray, for $92,500 — something like $2.1 million today.
In 1927 the grand …

May Day 1929
May 6, 2011 – 9:38 pm | 8 Comments
May Day 1929

Community Day (aka May Day) is a big deal in Eatonville.
Did you know . . . it started as an annual community clean up day for the school and town.
In 1927 they began having a …

Canyada Lodge in La Grande
April 29, 2011 – 4:56 pm | 17 Comments
Canyada Lodge in La Grande

The Canyada Lodge, in La Grande, was designed by Heath and Gove and opened around 1912. John L. McMurray — a Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney — built the lodge or $92,500.
(This first picture, courtesy of Rich …