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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Newlyweds Charles Boettcher & Nina Toni
June 29, 2012 – 11:46 pm | 3 Comments
Newlyweds Charles Boettcher & Nina Toni

The young couple, Charles Boettcher and his new wife Nina Toni, don’t look especially excited. Hopefully, it as just the jitters.
Charles (brother of Earnest Boettcher) was a logger and one of Alder’s pioneer families.
Photo courtesy …

Alder Main Street (early 1900)
June 17, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Alder Main Street (early 1900)

This isn’t the best shot of early Alder, but you can make out the main street made of wood, the first buildings and, of course, Alders first children.
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
Click in image …

Boettchers Clearing Land in Alder (very early 1900s)
June 16, 2012 – 2:12 pm | 3 Comments
Boettchers Clearing Land in Alder (very early 1900s)

It’s hard to imagine clearing enormous old growth trees and their stumps with just brute force. But back when Alder was being cleared for homesteads, there were no backhoes or dozers. You had a few …

Smart, Tough Minnie Boettcher
June 8, 2012 – 9:47 pm | No Comment
Smart, Tough Minnie Boettcher

Minnie Boettcher was one of Carl Boettcher’s daughter. Carl and his family (wife and six children) arrived in Alder in 1895.
Minnie was tough and smart. Is was she that treated her brother Willie’s serious ax …

Margaret Fyfe and Ernest Boettcher get hitched
February 21, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Margaret Fyfe and Ernest Boettcher get hitched

Pictured are Margaret Fyfe and Ernest Boettcher tying the knot.
The Boettchers were one of the first three families who settled in Alder, all within about six months of each other. Their property was located about …

Fyfe’s come to Alder
February 15, 2012 – 4:11 pm | No Comment
Fyfe’s come to Alder

Pictured is Pat, Terry, Joan and Tom Van Eaton’s great grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fyfe with their daughter Dolly in their home in London.
Pat says, “They came to Alder in early 1900’s, …

Operation Bootstrap
January 29, 2012 – 9:00 am | No 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 …

Martin Carlson and family (1909)
January 19, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Martin Carlson and family (1909)

This early photograph shows Martin Carlson at his Mount Vernon farm a couple years before he moved to Alder.
Carl Linden says, “Left to right — Martin’s wife, Elsa, holding Margaret, Helen, Ruth, Einar, David and …

Marie Lutkins (1913)
January 17, 2012 – 9:17 am | 2 Comments
Marie Lutkins (1913)

A postcard sent to Marie Lutkins (daughter of Henry Lutkins), January 23, 1913, from Peggy.
Sounds like Peggy has a sense of humor when she talks about “old maids”. The two women sounds like good friends …

Marie Lutkens Postcard (1910)
January 16, 2012 – 9:43 am | 6 Comments
Marie Lutkens Postcard (1910)

Marie Lutkens Drussel, the daughter of Henry Lutkens, was one of the pioneering families of Elbe. Here’s a postcard sent to her from her sister Minnie.
The postcard is dated 1910, and was probably stamped by …