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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Alder Rail Road Depot (ca. 1904)
July 12, 2011 – 3:44 pm | 4 Comments
Alder Rail Road Depot (ca. 1904)

In 1904 a railroad was built in the busy town of Alder to haul logs and supplies.
An attractive train depot was built around the same time between the Milwaukee/Chicago/St. Paul/Tacoma Railroad (MILW) and Highway 7.
George …

1939 Boeing Stratoliner Crash in Alder Kills 10
May 11, 2011 – 3:39 pm | 18 Comments
1939 Boeing Stratoliner Crash in Alder Kills 10

It was March 18, 1939 and Stanley Scurlock and his young son Rod were putting in horses when they noticed a large plane flying over Alder. Large planes weren’t a common occurrence back then and …

Alder’s Puncheon Road
April 20, 2011 – 3:35 pm | 3 Comments
Alder’s Puncheon Road

This photo (courtesy of Pat Van Eaton) shows the building of a puncheon road (plank road) in Alder. The puncheon planks stacked on the right would be laid crossway to create the roadway.
These plank roads …

Alder Schools
April 20, 2011 – 3:22 pm | 2 Comments
Alder Schools

Alder was a bigger town in the early 1900s.
The first photo is of the Alder School #2, built in 1905 on a knoll on the north edge of town. It burned down two years later.
The …

Excecaloir Lumber Company, Alder
April 14, 2011 – 11:11 pm | No Comment
Excecaloir Lumber Company, Alder

This picture is provided by Pat Van Eaton and entitled “Excecaloir Lumber Company”.
Alder had a number of mills in the early 1900s.
“A one-machine shingle mill was set up by a Mr. Daniel a the north …

Old Alder
March 28, 2011 – 4:19 am | 13 Comments
Old Alder

Old Alder is a great read by local historians Joe Sander and Rod Scurlock.
The 191-page book covers the the first settlers to the Alder dam.
You will read about how the town struggled, grew to 1,300 …

Eatonville Supports WWII
March 6, 2011 – 6:38 am | 2 Comments
Eatonville Supports WWII

It was 1943 and the world was at war. Even in the tiny town on Eatonville, far from the front lines, the impact the war was having on the country was obvious.
Articles of the Time
In …

History of Southeastern Pierce County
March 6, 2011 – 6:14 am | 32 Comments
History of Southeastern Pierce County

History of Southeastern Pierce County
Besides a history of Eatonville, Ohop Valley, Longmire, Ashford, National, Elbe, Alder and LaGrande, this 235-page book also includes 154 photographs, an every-name index to text and photographs and the …

The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames
March 5, 2011 – 4:43 pm | 10 Comments
The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames

It was September 21, 1924, and the townspeople of Eatonville were battling a string of arsons. Little did they know the real fire was yet to come.
Rumor has it, that afternoon in Alder a Fire …