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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Red Men Hall (1954)
April 24, 2016 – 7:00 am | One Comment
Red Men Hall (1954)

This shot, taken of the Redmen Hall (or Redman Hall as it was also referred) in 1954, was at the end of its illustrious life. It had been I.O.R.M meeting place, but also housed countless …

Images from Robin Hood Day (1954)
January 4, 2016 – 7:30 pm | One Comment
Images from Robin Hood Day (1954)

Robin Hood Day was an idea created by Eatonville residents during a down time in the economy. The lumber mill had closed and they were looking for ways to bring businesses and people to the …

Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)
October 25, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)

This postcard was sent to John J. Falk back in 1911 from Sweden.
Translation: Wish you a happy and good Pentecost. I am well and of good health. Lots of greetings with this card. To you from …

Alder Community Club Fundraiser (1953)
October 16, 2014 – 3:09 am | No Comment
Alder Community Club Fundraiser (1953)

“Amby Potts is the Ringleader looking character,” says Carl Rotter.
By today’s standards this is uncomfortable (to say the least), but back then folks hadn’t heard the term politically correct yet.
Did they raise money? They sure …

Eatonville Prepares for Robin Hood Day (News Tribune, July 18, 1954)
August 29, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Prepares for Robin Hood Day (News Tribune, July 18, 1954)

This article appeared in the Sunday News Tribune on July 18, 1954. — This is worth a read. Not only is there information on the Robin Hood Day, but you can see that papers were …

Eatonville’s Entry in the Daffodil Parade (1954)
August 15, 2014 – 8:50 pm | No Comment
Eatonville’s Entry in the Daffodil Parade (1954)

This article ran in the Dispatch, April 22, 1954.
“Eatonville’s entry in the daffodil parade is seen as it made its way through Puyallup. Pictured on the float are Florence Parrish as Maid Marian; Dick Logston …

Bootstrap BBQ for Robin Hood Day
July 29, 2014 – 5:47 pm | No Comment
Bootstrap BBQ for Robin Hood Day

Eatonville Dispatch announcing a Operation Bootstrap BBQ to support Robin Hood Day (ca. 1954).
Operation Bootstrap to Sponsor Barbecue on Robin Hood Day
The Operation Bootstrap advisory council met Monday evening at the high school in emergency session …

Inside the Hearon Jewelry Store
February 12, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
Inside the Hearon Jewelry Store

Where the Eatonville Outdoor sits today, on the corner of Center and Mashell, was once the Hearon Jeweler. Both H. L. Hearon and Wayne Hearon served as town councilmen sometime between 1909 and 1954 and H. …

Eatonville Lumber Mill – 1954
January 14, 2013 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Mill – 1954

This photo ran in the paper in April 17, 1954, along with the following caption:
Somber Monday: Ray Hiatt, a watchman gazed across [the] pond at the idle Eatonville Lumber Company, the town’s financial foundation. The …

Indian Henry Grave
November 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Indian Henry Grave

This photo ran April 17, 1954. The caption read:
Historic Grave: Mrs. Orville Danforth peered over a tumble-down fence at the grave of Indian Henry, a friendly guide to early Mount Rainier trailblazers. The town of …