This image comes straight from the Eatonville History Facebook page and was posted by Josie Johnston: “This is looking down Center towards Mashell if you were standing in the street near modern day Community Center.”
Ryan Ward adds, “This photo looks like it was taken at the intersection of Center St. and Pennsylvania looking east.” And Nathan Hale agrees.
This load of logs came down Mashell Ave. in March, 1960. In fact, the truck is stopped at the corner of Center Streetand Mashell.
I can’t tell by the image what logging outfit this was. If you have some information, please share.
There has always been a need for straight, long logs, which are used for masts for sailboats, and the like. In fact, there is still a mill in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, that mills these logs for boats and flag poles. Hollywood hired the mill not long ago to create the masts for Pirates of the the Caribbean.
Photo courtesy of the Baublits family, and taken by Joe Larin.
Yes, you know it today as the Medical Billing Center, but in 1962 Keith Malcolm was building a new store. It would be a ShopRite and service the community for many years.
Keith Malcolm would do various promotions, which included things like bring JP Patches to town. I was a devoted Patches Pal and came to see him. Even got to dance with him. Do remember JP being a little scarier up close than he was on television.
Photo courtesy of the Baublits family and taken by Joe Larin.
Thank you Steve Burwash for sharing this great find—a 1923 calendar from Christensen’s Department Store. (This is the same year Transcontinental airmail service begins and Elmer Rice’s “Adding Machine” premieres in NYC.)
Here’s a shot too of what the store looked like back then.
The falls in the calendar are Wild Cat Falls. It’s still a popular fishing hole. Here’s what they have to says on HookandBullet.com.
“Wildcat Falls is a falls located just 1.5 miles from Eatonville, in Pierce County, in the state of Washington, United States, near Eatonville Junction, WA. Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Wildcat Falls.”