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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Mashell Ave. in 1942
August 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. in 1942

Josie Johnston posted this picture on Facebook the other day. It inspired some memories from locals.
Josie: I’m just messing around on some historical research sites today and found this very cool view of what the Hotes …

Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)
April 5, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)

This shot of the old Eatonville Theater taken in the late 50s, taken by Joe Larin, makes the town look like a ghost town. A new theater had been built but this time, just down …

Pelton Water Wheel at Nisqually Dam (ca. 1942)
January 17, 2016 – 10:37 pm | No Comment
Pelton Water Wheel at Nisqually Dam (ca. 1942)

As I write this, the image here is for sale on Ebay. The information on the photo reads: “Photograph shows a workman standing next to a Pelton water wheel case for La Grande Dam on …

The Dinwiddle Home, 1942
January 29, 2014 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
The Dinwiddle Home, 1942

This picture was provided by Carol Block. You wouldn’t recognize the house, because it’s currently being torn down (on Mashell Ave., on the corner past Roxy).
Carol says, “This is a picture of my grandparents and …

EHS Dance (1942)
July 26, 2013 – 2:57 pm | 6 Comments
EHS Dance (1942)

This picture of a Eatonville High School dance was taken in the 1940s. Cool decorations — a glass of bubbly on the wall. Live four-piece band too with saxophone player.
The person marked “ME” is Arne Haynes. …

Projectionist at the Eatonville Roxy (ca 1920s)
March 1, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Projectionist at the Eatonville Roxy (ca 1920s)

Eatonville has almost always had a theater. In 1922 Angelo Pecchia bought the theater from Frank Van Eaton.
In 1942 he built the Roxy theater that operates today, although its film projector is being replaced by a …

June (Duffy) Carney’s WWII War Ration Book Four
October 10, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
June (Duffy) Carney’s WWII War Ration Book Four

War fation books were common place during WWII. Here’s June (Duffy) Carney’s booklet.
The Start of the Rationing
By summer 1941 the Office of Price Administration believed,that with factories converting to military production and consuming many critical supplies, …

Removal of Eatonville’s Japanese Students (1942)
July 9, 2012 – 8:47 pm | 6 Comments
Removal of Eatonville’s Japanese Students (1942)

World War II and the Japanese internment touched Eatonville in the 1940s.  Abbi Wonacott shares these photos over her mother’s (Lois Daly Brown’s) elementary classes. In the 5th grade class (1941-42) taught by Miss Stinnette there …

National’s 128 foot Timber
June 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
National’s 128 foot Timber

These 128-foot timber were milled at the Pacific National Lumber Company. It’s hard to get an idea of how really large 128-foot timbers are until you see these 40 people lined up on one.
The University …

Eatonville Police Car (1942)
April 5, 2012 – 4:41 pm | 5 Comments
Eatonville Police Car (1942)

Eatonville’s police cars have come a long way over the years. This 1941 Ford Coupe was Marshal Clair Daly’s vehicle when he was the Eatonville Marshal in 1942.
The Ford car was updated in 1941, in …