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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Map of Old Alder
March 7, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Map of Old Alder

Here’s a map of old Alder, before the dam and buildings had to be relocated. It not only shows where the buildings were but also who lived in them or owned them.
Photo courtesy of Randy …

Old Alder IOOF (1912)
March 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Old Alder IOOF (1912)

This shot was taken of the old Alder before it was moved when the dam when in. As the caption states: “This is a district meeting of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) in …

Old Alder (before the dam)
February 27, 2013 – 7:20 pm | 3 Comments
Old Alder (before the dam)

I’ve always wondered what Alder looked like before the dam and the town was moved. Thanks to Randy Stewart, we have a photo of the small town. And best of all, the buildings are easy …

Charlie Boettcher Moving Logs
January 28, 2013 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Charlie Boettcher Moving Logs

Charlie (Charles) Beottcher was well known as a logger in the Alder area. Here’s shot of him moving logs. At the base of the pole you can see where he (or someone) has been splitting. …

Arthur Fyfe and the Ladies of Alder
January 27, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Arthur Fyfe and the Ladies of Alder

Arthur Fyfe (brother of Andrew Fyfe) is here in with a few girlfriends in Alder, probably in the early 1900s. It’s a playful picture,  but the black Victorian gloves the girls are wearing meant they …

George Boettcher on his Motorcycle
December 20, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
George Boettcher on his Motorcycle

How cool was George Boettcher, sitting on one of the first motorcycle in downtown Alder, Wash.
These bikes are collectors now. Here’s a shot of what one of the first Harley Davidson’s looked like around 1903.
For a …

Eatonville Manhunt (1960)
November 19, 2012 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Manhunt (1960)

It was March, 1960, and Eatonville resident, Mrs. Kenneth Trummert, was about to start one of the largest manhunts ever conducted in Washington.
The Dispatch reports that, “. . . she identified a stranger in the …

Early Loggers
November 14, 2012 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Early Loggers

This pictures ran in a 1989 edition of the Dispatch. The caption reads:
Logging quickly became the main industry in the area, supporting a number of mills in Eatonville, Alder, Elbe, Ashford, National and many other …

Aug. Suderburg Gen. Msde.
September 29, 2012 – 3:03 am | No Comment
Aug. Suderburg Gen. Msde.

This is a wonderful shot of the Aug. Suderburg store in Alder around 1930. (If you’d like to look inside, just click HERE.)
The advertising on the front and side is nearly as interesting as the …

Alder Sheep Ranch
July 26, 2012 – 11:36 pm | No Comment
Alder Sheep Ranch

This photo was labeled Alder sheep ranch. Sheep back in the early 1900s could supply a number of things to a family. From these sheep the household could have obtained:
• Food.  Lamb comes from a …