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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Center Street 1926
October 7, 2011 – 5:22 pm | One Comment
Center Street 1926

This picture has a little wear and tear, but it’s one of my favorites of Center Street, taken around 1926. You can clearly see Christensen’s Clothing (now the Sears building), and kitty corner from it …

Logging Deaths Mount in 1923
October 4, 2011 – 6:05 pm | 6 Comments
Logging Deaths Mount in 1923

1923 was a dangerous year in the woods if you were in Eatonville.
There were nine deaths and two serious injuries to Eatonville loggers. There could have been more, but those were the ones reported at …

Anna Peterson Postcards
August 5, 2011 – 2:57 pm | No Comment
Anna Peterson Postcards

Anna Peterson kept up communications in 1908 and 1908 via postcards. These were postmarked from Tacoma and Ashford.
Living next door to what was once her home, I feel a little kinship when I mail off …

Walter Ashford ca. 1905
July 6, 2011 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Walter Ashford ca. 1905

Walter Ashford is riding his horse and wagon down on a dirt road east of Ashford.
The town as named after Walter Ashford in 1905.
Photos courtesy of Gary and Debbie Saint.
Click on photo to enlarge.
 

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 …

Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge
March 6, 2011 – 6:27 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge

What do Eatonville and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital have in common? Answer: Dr. A. W. Bridge.
In 1909 a young doctor, Albert Wellington (A.W.) Bridge, schooled at the Vermont Medical School, arrived in Eatonville carrying his …

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 …