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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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 …

Fyfe Family Takes a Watermelon Break (ca. 1937)
January 8, 2014 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
Fyfe Family Takes a Watermelon Break (ca. 1937)

The happy group of watermelon eaters are (l to r) Andrew Fyfe, James Walsh, Larine Gemmell , Dick Walsh, and Mildred Fyfe.
Pat Van Eaton says, “Andrew Fyfe was married to my great aunt Minnie Boettcher. Mildred …

Alder Dam (1945)
January 7, 2014 – 11:10 pm | 2 Comments
Alder Dam (1945)

The new Alder dam as it looked August 21, 1945.
“Alder was a concrete arch structure, 330 feet high, two miles above the smaller dam at LaGrande. The town of Alder, population 200, was inundated by …

Charles Boettcher’s Pond, Alder, Wash. (early 1900s)
December 9, 2013 – 11:06 pm | 4 Comments
Charles Boettcher’s Pond, Alder, Wash. (early 1900s)

This picture is entitled “C. Boettcher log pond head works, Alder, Wa.”.
The pond and the logs may not seem all that impressive at first glance, but look closely. There is a man standing on one …

Reliance (early 1915s)
November 14, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Reliance (early 1915s)

If logging wasn’t hard enough back in the day, just add snow.
This was a wintery glimpse of Reliance (between Alder and Elbe) in the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of Randy Stewart.
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The Presbyterian Church at Alder (ca. 1960s)
November 13, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
The Presbyterian Church at Alder (ca. 1960s)

The Alder Presbyterian Church holds a lot of memories for people.
Diane Purdy Arnold says, “I believe that this was moved out of Old Alder. I used to get to ring the bell for Sunday School …

Men at the Eatonville Lumber Company
October 30, 2013 – 10:01 pm | No Comment
Men at the Eatonville Lumber Company

This shot, I think, is of men taking a break for a photo at the Eatonville Lumber Company.
Identified on the photo are Harlan Johnson, Bill Peterson and Fred Kittleman.
I owe a big “thank you” to …

Class Photos (ca. 1919)
September 26, 2013 – 5:57 pm | 2 Comments
Class Photos (ca. 1919)

I LOVE this picture. I believe it was taken possibly at an early Eatonville school in the late teens. (If anyone has any better information, please let me know.)
I  don’t know if I’ve ever seen …

Old Alder When it was New
March 31, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
Old Alder When it was New

It’s Easter morning and I couldn’t find any Eatonville Easter pictures, but the maybe this spring day in Old Alder will do. Typical Washington, sunny day and you still need an umbrella.
The pictures is of …

Transcript of Annie (Mensik) Turner
March 18, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Transcript of Annie (Mensik) Turner

Who would have guessed that I would learn about Annie (Mensik) Turner’s story about coming to America from Lien Vloeberghs, a historical researcher at the Red Star Line Museum, which will be opening its doors …