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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Steve Burwash – Brooder house (ca. 1946 – 2014)
November 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Steve Burwash – Brooder house (ca. 1946 – 2014)

This is the Kjelstad farm back around 1946 and Steve Burwash (today 93 years old) in the middle of a pig slaughter. (Yes, you have to get your bacon somewhere.)
Behind him in the brooder house …

Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946
March 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946

This picture of Eatonville ran in a paper September 1, 1946.
Caption with Picture:  Eatonville, named for T. C. Van Eaton, who platted its townsite in 1888, was in early days surrounded by dense, virgin forest. …

Ashford Grade School
January 24, 2014 – 5:33 pm | One Comment
Ashford Grade School

Below is an excerpt from Doug Evan’s “Doug’s Rainier Blog“, an also a former student from Ashford who knew what long bus rides were like. In many ways, things haven’t changed much since 1946.
“Getting to …

Out on the Lawn at Peterson’s Place (1946)
August 21, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
Out on the Lawn at Peterson’s Place (1946)

Parents have been lining up their kids and taking pictures  since the dawn of the camera. Here’s a shot taken outside the originalTorger Peterson’s place around 1946.
Front, left to right: Linda Lewis, Sandy Seaman, Elaine …

Van Eaton’s Garage (ca.1947)
August 8, 2013 – 4:18 pm | 7 Comments
Van Eaton’s Garage (ca.1947)

Before it was Eatonville Auto Center (on Mashell Ave. and Carter Street) it was Van Eaton’s garage. Here’s a great picture from the 50s. The cars have changed a bit and there aren’t any gas …

Eatonville Buildings Now and Then
September 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Eatonville Buildings Now and Then

Many of the shops and buildings in Eatonville have had previous lives. Here are just a few.
Napa:  The part store has also been a pool hall, a bowling alley, a bakery and a church. The …

Above Eatonville in 1946 & 2012
September 13, 2012 – 12:44 am | No Comment
Above Eatonville in 1946 & 2012

Check this out — Eatonville on September 1, 1946. And compare it against this shot taken in August 2010, by Bob Walter when he was up with Steve Van Cleve flying around.
It’s not exactly the …

Eatonville Center of Hunt for Lost Airplane (December 1946)
March 16, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Center of Hunt for Lost Airplane (December 1946)

This article ran in the Eatonville Dispatch, December 19, 1946.
Eatonville Center of Hunt for Lost Airplane
Eatonville was “in the news” for a brief period last week end.
Walter Winchell, the New York radio gossipeer, gave it …

Eatonville Redmen Basketball team (1946-47)
February 7, 2012 – 1:16 am | One Comment
Eatonville Redmen Basketball team (1946-47)

I’m making the jump that this was the Red Men Hall’s basketball team. The appeared to do well during the 1946-47 season in the Pierce County A.A.U. Tri-County League.
The Redmen Hall sat where the Landmark’s …

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 …