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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Paradise Inn 1940s and Today
October 1, 2013 – 5:52 pm | No Comment
Paradise Inn 1940s and Today

Paradise Inn in the 1940s looked similar to what it looks like today. One difference is that the large, wood floor is covered with carpet. Madora Dawkins says that Bem Dawkins (Jess Dawkins‘ father) put …

Red & White Store
May 14, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Red & White Store

The Red and White store used to be a familiar feature on Mashell Ave. For years you’d walk in and find Keith Malcom and Jesse Dawkins ready to serve you.
The building is no longer standing, and …

June Carney Behind the Horses
December 18, 2012 – 3:53 am | 3 Comments
June Carney Behind the Horses

This shot was taken of a young June (Duffy) Carney behind the a team of horses on the family (Jensen) farm.
June is at the reins of the second photo too.
Horse teams may seem old-timey, but …

Dixie Walter & Ruby Haynes (ca. 1940s)
April 3, 2012 – 12:34 am | One Comment
Dixie Walter & Ruby Haynes (ca. 1940s)

This shot is of Dixie Watler and Ruby Haynes Rulien. Dixie you might better know as the journalist around town and the writer/editor/publisher of EatonvilleNews.net.
Ruby Haynes was, among other things, the 1936 May Day queen.
Click …

Don’t Feed the Bear (Mount Rainier ca. 1940s)
March 26, 2012 – 4:24 pm | 2 Comments
Don’t Feed the Bear (Mount Rainier ca. 1940s)

They always tell you, don’t feed the bear. But people just can’t seem to help themselves.
Here are some folks feeding a bear at Mount Rainier, probably in late 40s. It looks like a cub standing …

Henrickson Farm in Ohop Valley – (ca. late 40s or early 50s)
February 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Henrickson Farm in Ohop Valley – (ca. late 40s or early 50s)

Today this portion of Ohop Valley is the site of Nisqually Land Trust work. But in the 1940s through the 1980s this was a working farm. The barn was built in 1947 by Fred Henrickson …

Early Eatonville Grandstand and Gym (ca. 1940)
February 19, 2012 – 9:36 pm | 2 Comments
Early Eatonville Grandstand and Gym (ca. 1940)

Early on Eatonville was more about basketball and baseball than football. The gym is the building on the right. The first basket ball team was 1912.
This picture was probably taken in the early 1940s and …

Women at Work, Anne (Mrs. Otto Haynes) Christensen
January 22, 2012 – 6:43 pm | 2 Comments
Women at Work, Anne (Mrs. Otto Haynes) Christensen

This picture of Anne (Christensen) Haynes, (born 1892) was taken probably in the 40s judging by the make of her iron.
Anne married Otto Haynes (a son of 1914 Ashford pioneer Paul Haynes). Otto was the …

King’s Place — Smokes for Sale (1940s)
January 7, 2012 – 9:00 am | 10 Comments
King’s Place — Smokes for Sale (1940s)

I’m not sure why I like this shot of King’s Place so much. Maybe it’s the signs:
. . .  the Camel ad in the bottom corner or the Chevron Supreme above.
. . . the slogan …

Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company Store
December 26, 2011 – 7:14 pm | 3 Comments
Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company Store

Here is a peak inside the Eatonville Lumber Company store around 1942. If you look closely you can see a crack in the glass case, which looks like it’s full of Coke bottles. Pat Van Eaton …