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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Arial shots of Eatonville (1950s)
January 10, 2012 – 9:23 am | 10 Comments
Arial shots of Eatonville (1950s)

This shot of Eatonville was taken around the 1955, I believe in conjunction with Operation Bootstrap. If anyone has a better date, please let me know.
The picture may be grainy, but there’s no question that it’s …

Murphy Logging Takes Down a Big Tree (1950s)
November 12, 2011 – 4:50 pm | 6 Comments
Murphy Logging Takes Down a Big Tree (1950s)

Here we see a big tree coming down and then paraded by Murphy Logging in the 50s. The tree was so big, it was hauled out on more than one truck.
Eatonville’s, Murphy Logging is no …

Eatonville theater — from Silent films to Star Wars
November 3, 2011 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville theater — from Silent films to Star Wars

In 1892, Angelo Pecchia was born a farmer’s son in Italy. No one could have guessed he’d open theaters in the United States — especially since the first motion picture camera was yet to be invented.
Coming …

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 …

Pet Parades
September 19, 2011 – 3:52 am | No Comment
Pet Parades

Eatonville has always loved parades. When I was young, my folks used to dress us up for the Pet Parade. As a kid I took it for granted and never even noticed when it stopped …

Logging — 1902 to 1970
September 15, 2011 – 5:14 pm | 4 Comments
Logging — 1902 to 1970

Logging was vital to Eatonville form the very beginning. Here are a few pictures covering seven decades of logging.
Photo #1: This first picture was taken September 1902, and the log is headed off for the …

May Day 1929
May 6, 2011 – 9:38 pm | 8 Comments
May Day 1929

Community Day (aka May Day) is a big deal in Eatonville.
Did you know . . . it started as an annual community clean up day for the school and town.
In 1927 they began having a …