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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King’s Place Ad
January 3, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
King’s Place Ad

These matchbook covers for King’s Place are probably from the 1940s or early 1950s. My understanding is that three-digit phone numbers were only used prior to 1958. But I’m hardly an expert on the topic. Feel …

Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now
December 30, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Gateway Inn (Ashford) – Then and Now

The Gateway Inn has been part of the local landscape for decades, located just outside the park entrance.
Here is a shot of it in the 1950s (judging by the cars). I love the signs over the …

Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s
November 2, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Snowy LaGrande – ca. early 50s

These LaGrande homes may not be standing any longer, but the these snowy shots will live on. The interesting thing about these images is that the residents were staying warm with electricity not wood (no …

Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – the Ts
August 21, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Mashell Telephone Co. Switchboard – the Ts

Here is a page from the Mashell Telephone Co. switchboard that went out of use in the early 1950s.
Recognize any names?
•Bartlett’s Country Store, 2-3681
• Lewis G. Taylor, 2-4324
• Lloyd L. Thomas, 2-4853
• Morris Thomas, 2-4421
• …

O.E. Haynes & Sons, Hand-Split Cedar Shakes (ca. 1950s)
January 28, 2015 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
O.E. Haynes & Sons, Hand-Split Cedar Shakes (ca. 1950s)

If you needed cedar shakes in Eatonville, O. E. Haynes & Sons was the place to go. Their ad even claims, “We have available at the moment the most complete selection of hand-split Cedar Shakes in …

Pinnacle Peak (ca. 1950s)
August 30, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Pinnacle Peak (ca. 1950s)

This postcard, probably from the 1950s, shows that hiking to the top of Pinnacle Peak at Mount Rainier National Park has been popular for decades.
It reminds me a bit of the Preikestolen in Norway. Agree?
Image …

National Loggers Baseball Team from the 50’s
February 26, 2014 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
National Loggers Baseball Team from the 50’s

The National Loggers Baseball Team from the 50’s was a championship team.
L to R Top: Don Stewart,  Mel Ceccanti, Al Mierke, Bob Fore, Jack Lyday
L to R Front: Frank Bloom, Frank Lyday, Don Fore, Don Rose, …

May Pole – 1950s
May 3, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
May Pole – 1950s

The May Pole has been a part of Eatonville’s May Day celebrations since its start. In fact, if you wanted to find out if someone went to school in Eatonville, one of the questions would …

Eatonville City Hall (ca. 1950s)
February 7, 2013 – 5:59 pm | No Comment
Eatonville City Hall (ca. 1950s)

Here’s an earlier version of Eatonville’s City Hall, as well the Light and Water Dept. and the Police Headquarters. By the 1970s it had been replaced with with the newer version.
Rosemarie Van Cleve was the …

Mount Rainier Entrance – early 1900s
February 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mount Rainier Entrance – early 1900s

In 1899, Mount Rainier was the fifth area in the United States to be designated a National Park.
In 1911 the first car reached the area. As roads and railways began pushing into the wilderness, and …