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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The Galbraiths & the Hills
November 1, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Galbraiths & the Hills

This post comes from David Breneman:
John Galbraith was my grandfather’s best friend. My grandfather, William Hill, managed the Standard Oil depot in Eatonville. The last time I was in town, it was still there, as …

Ashford Girls Give Sewing Demo (1945)
October 15, 2011 – 10:37 pm | One Comment
Ashford Girls Give Sewing Demo (1945)

This little piece ran in the November, 1945 Eatonville Dispatch. The article is interesting because is talks about the Ashford public school.  It must have been a rather small school though because the Home Economics …

Jesse Dawkins: Restaurant Proprietor? Storeowner? Teacher? Yes, and more!
October 13, 2011 – 9:03 am | 7 Comments
Jesse Dawkins: Restaurant Proprietor? Storeowner? Teacher? Yes, and more!

This story, written by Sheryl Hegg, ran in The Dispatch on August 22, 1979
The name Jesse Dawkins inspires different recollections from different people in the area. People here in the 1940s remembered that Jesse Dawkins …

A look at Ohop Bob, Told by its Waitresses
August 18, 2011 – 1:00 am | 9 Comments
A look at Ohop Bob, Told by its Waitresses

Ohop Bob was an upscale restaurant, banquet hall and motel, all wrapped up in one. Originally built by a cycle club, it was further developed in 1914 by the Washington Automotive Club for their two-day …

Eatonville Cheerleaders — Yesterday and Today
July 27, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Cheerleaders — Yesterday and Today

Eatonville cheerleaders and drill teams have been cheering on their teams for decades. No matter whether it’s football, basketball or wrestling you’ll find pom poms and a lot of spirit.
Here’s a glimpse of the cheerleaders …

Laughing it Up (Williams ca. 1940s & 1998)
July 18, 2011 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Laughing it Up (Williams ca. 1940s & 1998)

Great shots of Cecil Williams and his sisters Joy, Fay and Hettie Lou (grandchildren of Nate Williams) having a little fun.
In the following shot the group is still smiling in 1998.
Photos courtesy of Rich Williams.
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Logging in the 40s
March 13, 2011 – 4:08 pm | 2 Comments
Logging in the 40s

These loggers thought they were high tech back in the 40s. This photo shows the shift from steam to diesel power in in the woods. Pat Van Eaton says this eliminated the need for water and the …