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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Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs
May 2, 2016 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs

These shots of the Eatonville Bank are interesting, not just because they were taken in 1964, and things haven’t changed all that much, but because also of the sign out front.
Listed are the following if you …

Nisqually Power Plant, 1911
June 12, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Nisqually Power Plant, 1911

This photo of the Nisqually Power Plant from 1911 shows quite a bit of detail.
I found this information in History of Southeastern Pierce County:
“The Alder mill shut down in 1911 and burned in 1912. A …

Old Alder and the Flood Line
January 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Old Alder and the Flood Line

In the 1940s the second Alder dam was built at La Grande. The town of Alder had to be moved to make way for the lake (Alder Lake) that would be created. This is the …

Young Trappers in Alder (early 1900s)
January 12, 2015 – 4:48 pm | No Comment
Young Trappers in Alder (early 1900s)

The young Alder boys loaded up with traps look like they could catch just about anything.  It’s a little hard to tell, but I think they are bear traps.
On the right is Charley Boettcher.  The Boettchers …

Alder Road (early 1900s)
December 2, 2014 – 6:35 pm | One Comment
Alder Road (early 1900s)

All the information I have with this photo is “Alder Road Construction.” If anyone has more details, please share them.
The planks in the background I assume were going to be used for the road. I …

Emma and Ernest Boettcher and the BIG Trees
November 21, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Emma and Ernest Boettcher and the BIG Trees

The trees were enormous early in the 1900s. Here are Emma Boettcher McGilvery and Ernest Boettcher of Alder standing with some of the incredible trees.
What seems almost impossible to imagine is that the tree Ernest …

Veora Rotter, when she was Postmaster at Alder (1937-45, 48-58 and 1966)
July 24, 2014 – 4:24 pm | 2 Comments
Veora Rotter, when she was Postmaster at Alder (1937-45, 48-58 and 1966)

Veora Rotter was postmaster at the Alder, Wash. post office from June 1, 1948 to August 4, 1958 and then again in 1966.
“A reporter on a Tacoma newspaper, when describing the town of Alder when …

Dark Day for Aviation – Crash of Boeing Stratoliner
May 30, 2014 – 6:15 am | No Comment
Dark Day for Aviation – Crash of Boeing Stratoliner

This post comes to us from Ronald Dijkstra, from Holland, grandson of one of the passengers, of the fated plane.
Thank you Ronald for sharing.
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Randolf Fyfe (ca. 1905)
March 20, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Randolf Fyfe (ca. 1905)

Randolf Fyfe and this young Alder lady are dressed up for something in the early 1900s. The black gloves were a symbol of mourning.
There is another playful picture taken at the same time with Arthur …

Cheerleader Mildred Fyfe (1943)
March 19, 2014 – 11:39 pm | No Comment
Cheerleader Mildred Fyfe (1943)

As long as there have been sports games, there have been cheerleaders. Here is Mildred Fyfe at the Andrew Fyfe home in Alder back on 1943.
The boots. The baton. She had it all going on.
Photo …