Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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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 …

Swan Lake School III (1901)
July 31, 2012 – 9:06 pm | No Comment
Swan Lake School III (1901)

Dispatch article that ran July 22, 1954.
It reads: The third Swan Lake schoolhouse on the day of school let out in 1901 is seen with parents and children gathered there for hte occasion.
Fourth row: Mrs. …

Eatonville Lumber Company facts
April 26, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company facts

Here are a few things you might know about the Eatonville Lumber Company, which operated in Eatonville from 1907 until 1954.
• Tacoma Eastern/Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad arrived in 1904 — followed by the …

Robin Hood Days (1954)
March 8, 2012 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments
Robin Hood Days (1954)

Robin Hood Days
When the Eatonville mill closed its doors in the 1950s, people worried that the town might not survive. Operation Bootstrap began — a community effort to keep the doors open. One of many …

Robin Hood Days & Cedar Shakes (1954)
February 27, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Robin Hood Days & Cedar Shakes (1954)

Pictured is the O.E. Haynes & Son truck, which took part in the Robin Hood Days parade. The sign on the back reads “Hand Split Cedar Shakes”and there is paper archery target on the cab …

Robin Hood Day parade (ca. 1955)
February 4, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Robin Hood Day parade (ca. 1955)

One of many thing things that came out of Operation Bootstrap — a community effort to keep the town going — was Robin Hood Days.
The idea was to build the community into “a state archery …

Operation Bootstrap
January 29, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Operation Bootstrap

In 1953 it was obvious Eatonville’s lumber mill, the town’s main industry, was shutting down. Hundreds of people had already left and residents were depressed and worried about the town’s survival.
No one wanted to see …

Kids get into Operation Bootstrap
January 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Kids get into Operation Bootstrap

This photo and caption on Bootstrap Juniors appeared in the April 17, 1954 issue of the Seattle Times.
Operation Bootstrap — a movement to improve the Eatonville community — appeared in t
“Miss Margit Thorvaldson looked on …

Katie & Anne Christensen (ca. 1902)
January 4, 2012 – 9:06 am | One Comment
Katie & Anne Christensen (ca. 1902)

Katie and Anne Christensen (born 1890 and 1892 respectively) were daughters of N.P. (Pete) Christensen — the same man who brought the telephone company to town in 1912.
Anne Christensen Haynes was the first switchboard operator. …