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 in the 30s or 40s
November 12, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Eatonville in the 30s or 40s

Saundra Hill posted this shot of the town on the Eatonville History Facebook page.
She says, “Aerial view of Eatonville 1930’s or 1940’s. I found this in my grandma’s photos, Lila Puariea, who moved to Eatonville …

Ohop Bob, early 1930s
September 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Ohop Bob, early 1930s

Came across this postcard of Ohop Bob on Ebay. Couldn’t help but purchase it. It was probably taken in the 1930s after the second story was put on. I love that you can see the …

Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)
May 15, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)

Ashford, Washington is a pretty small town. Hard to believe this used to be the grade school.
For a glimpse of what it was like to go to school at Ashford Public School, just click HERE for words …

Virginia Swanson and Swanson Truck (1930s)
September 20, 2013 – 3:01 am | No Comment
Virginia Swanson and Swanson Truck (1930s)

The Swanson name was well known in Eatonville for decades as a logging family. Here is young

Virginia Swanson with one of the family trucks taken in the 1930s. Single axle trucks had to do a …

Helen Peterson (ca. 1930s)
August 22, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Helen Peterson (ca. 1930s)

Love this candid shot of Helen Peterson reading the paper — maybe even The Dispatch. Taken 80 years ago, it feels like it could easily have been taken yesterday.
Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis.
Click on image …

Eatonville’s Early Lumber Mill
August 5, 2013 – 4:34 pm | 7 Comments
Eatonville’s Early Lumber Mill

Without the Eatonville Lumber Mill there wouldn’t have been an Eatonville. It was the industry that helped build the little community from a settlement to a town and employed up to 200 people.
If you look …

Olava Kjelstand and her sister Marie out fishing
December 23, 2012 – 9:17 pm | No Comment
Olava Kjelstand and her sister Marie out fishing

Sisters Olava Kjelstand and Marie (Hansen) Anderson were pioneers of Ohop Valley and judging by this catch there were also pretty good at fishing too.
They were captured here after a little fly fishing in the …

Christmas Day on Jensen Farm (early 1950s)
December 13, 2012 – 5:46 pm | 8 Comments
Christmas Day on Jensen Farm (early 1950s)

What a group, standing with their presents Christmas day.Trucks and dolls appeared to by the popular toys.
Left to right: Donna Neilson, Les McConnell, Jim Carney, Kathie McConnell, and John Carney.
The are at the Jensen farm, standing …

Eatonville Lumber Company (ca. 1930s)
August 8, 2012 – 11:18 pm | 4 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company (ca. 1930s)

These kids are showing off go-cart No. 2 in front of the Eatonville Lumber Company. I’m not sure how the cart was powered, but they were ready to ride.
The Eatonville Lumber Company sold more than …

Eatonville Elementary School Dressed Up (ca. 1930s)
July 29, 2012 – 3:38 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Elementary School Dressed Up (ca. 1930s)

I love this photo because of the incredibly creepy, and realistic bear masks. I’m not sure what production required bears, candy cane sticks, and girls is summer dresses, but I wish I’d seen in.
My best …