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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Alder School 1909 and 2012
January 12, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Alder School 1909 and 2012

This is the old Alder School — or at least the bottom floor. It is presently the Alder Community Club.
Pat Van Eaton says that the school was moved to its present location when the Alder …

Suderburg Store, Alder
January 5, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Suderburg Store, Alder

Here’s a peek inside the Suderburg Store, which operated out of  Alder, Wash. As you can see, they had a little bit of everything.
Here’s what’s written about the family in the book Old Alder:
Elmer and …

Henry and Mathilda Hedborg
October 27, 2011 – 9:09 am | 2 Comments
Henry and Mathilda Hedborg

Axel Henry and Mathilda (Anderson) Hedborg were early homesteaders in Alder — you could say they blazed the trail. (They were members of the Pioneer Association of 1928. To be on this roster you had …

Alder High, 1917
October 12, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Alder High, 1917

The picture reads Alder High 1917, so this may be the entire high school.
In 1909 a four-room school house was built in Alder. In 1913 they added a gymnasium.
From left to right are: Bill Marek, …

Eatonville School Plant, ca. 1915
September 19, 2011 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
Eatonville School Plant, ca. 1915

In 1915, when the Eatonville high school was construction, the Eatonville school was one of the best around.
Here is a small write up. I’m not sure where it was published, but it reads . . …

Willie Boettcher and Some Home Surgery
August 29, 2011 – 3:59 pm | 4 Comments
Willie Boettcher and Some Home Surgery

This story was told to me by Dr. Tom Van Eaton. I’ll try to do it justice.
Willie Boettcher was a woodsman. Like the rest of his family, he was used to big trees and bigger …

Snap Shot of Old Alder
August 17, 2011 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Snap Shot of Old Alder

These photos give you a glimpse of what the town of Alder looked like during the early 1900s. The logs were being milled, roads were being built and the ladies were looking fine.
Note: In the …

Old Alder, ca. 1920
August 14, 2011 – 3:15 pm | One Comment
Old Alder, ca. 1920

Ever wondered what Old Alder looked like, when it was a working town — before the dam? Here’s a shot of the town taken around 1920.
The sawmill is in operation and the Alder School (the …

The Alder Store – 1946
August 10, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
The Alder Store – 1946

The Alder Store (around 1946) serviced folks not only in Alder, but those headed up to to Mount Rainier.
Much of Alder was moved or taken down when the dam was built and the area was …

Boettchers Come to Town (1895)
July 25, 2011 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Boettchers Come to Town (1895)

Carl Boettcher arrived in Alder in 1895. Carl was the brother-in-law of Henry Lutkens. Carl brought his wife and six children. Unfortunately, Carl’s wife died just two year later.
The family was living in a small …