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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1914 Eatonville/Longmire Postcard
March 13, 2017 – 10:59 pm | 2 Comments
1914 Eatonville/Longmire Postcard

This little piece of history was just for sale on Ebay. It’s a postcard from W. Harding to Elsie Holgate in Longmire Springs (the area seven miles outside Mount Rainier National Park).  It’s a shot of …

Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910
December 28, 2016 – 10:28 pm | 4 Comments
Ashford Postcard, December 25, 1910

One hundred and six years ago, December 25, 1910, this postcard was mailed off from Ashford, Washington, to a friend in Orting.
What struck me was that there was someone at the Ashford postoffice on Christmas …

Sculptures by Duke Moore
May 28, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Sculptures by Duke Moore

These two life-size sculptures were hand carved by Duane “Duke” Moore. He was part of the Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford. Mountain Crafts included glass blowers, candle makers, lead glass window maker and many other …

Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)
May 15, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Ashford Grade School (ca. 1930s)

Ashford, Washington is a pretty small town. Hard to believe this used to be the grade school.
For a glimpse of what it was like to go to school at Ashford Public School, just click HERE for words …

Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs
May 2, 2016 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs

These shots of the Eatonville Bank are interesting, not just because they were taken in 1964, and things haven’t changed all that much, but because also of the sign out front.
Listed are the following if you …

Moore Family Mountain Crafts (1970s)
March 29, 2016 – 10:00 pm | One Comment
Moore Family Mountain Crafts (1970s)

Remember these folks — Moore Family Mountain Crafts in Ashford? The back of this postcard reads: Family dream turned into family business. Pooled talents and resources have created a place for craftsman — glass blowers, …

Staff of Camp In the Clouds (1911)
December 29, 2014 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Staff of Camp In the Clouds (1911)

In 1911, should be you have the chance to stay at Camp in the Clouds at Mount Rainier, you would have met a number of these folks — the staff mostly from the Ashford area.
“Kate Borden, …

The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)
October 13, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)

This excerpt is taken from a Dr. A. W. Bridge biography, written by Karen Swanson. She collected information about Dr. Bridge from many of the “old timers” of Eatonville, Wash.

Clinics and Hospitals
In National it was …

Walter Ashford and Family (early 1900s)
January 24, 2013 – 4:18 pm | 12 Comments
Walter Ashford and Family (early 1900s)

The town of Ashford, Wash., was named after Walter Ashford in 1905. Here he is with this family at their homestead.
Left to Right: Cora Hershey Ashford, Zinal, Emma, John and Walter. Mildred is standing in front.
Photo …

Gibraltar Rock (ca. 1905)
December 31, 2012 – 11:28 pm | No Comment
Gibraltar Rock (ca. 1905)

The (ca. 1905) postcard mailed from Ashford, Wash., reads:
“This ledge of rock juts out several feet from summit and you have to be pulled over it by a rope. I did not try this as …