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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Joe Larin at the Dispatch (ca. 1960)
January 1, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Joe Larin at the Dispatch (ca. 1960)

We have Joe Larin (Eatonville postmaster from 1935 to 1944) outside the Eatonville Dispatch, showing off a sign Be a Deer, Don’t Litter OUR Forests. I’m going to guess this was the results of a …

Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)
May 11, 2016 – 9:52 pm | 2 Comments
Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)

A view of Mashell Ave. in the late 1950s. The Eatonville Dispatch and Post Office have since found new homes, but otherwise things, don’t look all that much different. The Roxy is still playing movies!
Also interesting …

EHS Girls State Representatives (1979)
February 18, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
EHS Girls State Representatives (1979)

In 1979  Pennsylvania dealt with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident,  Michael Jackson released his album Off the Wall and the average cost of a new home was about $17,500.00 (and the new Sony Walkman …

Eatonville’s Entry in the Daffodil Parade (1954)
August 15, 2014 – 8:50 pm | No Comment
Eatonville’s Entry in the Daffodil Parade (1954)

This article ran in the Dispatch, April 22, 1954.
“Eatonville’s entry in the daffodil parade is seen as it made its way through Puyallup. Pictured on the float are Florence Parrish as Maid Marian; Dick Logston …

Madora Dawkins & Paul Ford Back to School
January 22, 2014 – 9:48 pm | No Comment
Madora Dawkins & Paul Ford Back to School

This picture was on the front page of the Dispatch in 1977. It wasn’t about Madora Dawkins‘ teaching, but the less-than-excited kids heading  back to school after their summer vacation.
Paul Ford probably captured the feeling …

Eatonville Buildings Now and Then
September 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Eatonville Buildings Now and Then

Many of the shops and buildings in Eatonville have had previous lives. Here are just a few.
Napa:  The part store has also been a pool hall, a bowling alley, a bakery and a church. The …

Eatonville Lumber Company Ad (1936)
August 9, 2012 – 9:26 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Ad (1936)

Here’s a great ad for the Eatonville Lumber Company. It ran in the March 1936 Dispatch. This was the week to pick up some pork or milk-fed veal. The prices seem cheap, but the average …

Day in the Dispatch – Feb. 9, 1927
August 7, 2012 – 9:23 pm | One Comment
Day in the Dispatch – Feb. 9, 1927

This snippet from the Eatonville Dispatch, February 9, 1927, gives you a feeling for the everyday goings on in the town the. Some things harken back to a simpler time, when who visited was a …

Swan Lake School III (1901)
July 31, 2012 – 9:06 pm | No Comment
Swan Lake School III (1901)

Dispatch article that ran July 22, 1954.
It reads: The third Swan Lake schoolhouse on the day of school let out in 1901 is seen with parents and children gathered there for hte occasion.
Fourth row: Mrs. …

A Bang Up 4th of July Celebration (1938)
July 5, 2012 – 4:05 pm | One Comment
A Bang Up 4th of July Celebration (1938)

On May 28, 1938, the Eatonville Dispatch reported “plans were being discussed for a united effort of all communities, clubs and fraternal orders in the vicinity to stage a real bang-up July 4th celebration.”
Being considered …