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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Win a Bike in 1936 for Selling Subscriptions to the Dispatch
June 26, 2012 – 4:14 pm | 5 Comments
Win a Bike in 1936 for Selling Subscriptions to the Dispatch

In 1936 kids were selling subscriptions to the Eatonville Dispatch in hopes of winning a bike.  The little guy pictured is my uncle, George Van Cleve, who would later run Van Cleve Motors. Unfortunately, he …

Eatonville’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)
March 23, 2012 – 5:43 pm | 16 Comments
Eatonville’s Town Marshals (1909-1969)

With all the news about Eatonville’s police department lately, I thought it might be a good time to look back at the town’s law enforcement.
Moving through Marshals
Eatonville has had its ups and down with law …

1952 Chevrolet Goes on Display in Van Eaton’s Showroom
March 15, 2012 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
1952 Chevrolet Goes on Display in Van Eaton’s Showroom

The names Chevrolet and Van Eaton will always be linked. The Van Eaton Chevrolet showroom was part of the town for decades. Here’s an ad out of the Eatonville Dispatch for the new 1952 four-door …

Dr. Nevitt and his Modern Clinic (1951)
January 31, 2012 – 9:00 am | 7 Comments
Dr. Nevitt and his Modern Clinic (1951)

In the 1930s a young Dr. Don Nevitt ran into Eatonville’s doctor A. W. Bridge. They must have hit it off because soon Nevitt was working at one of Bridge’s logging clinics in Selleck , …

July 4th in Morton (ca. 1920)
January 2, 2012 – 6:51 pm | 2 Comments
July 4th in Morton (ca. 1920)

This photo shows Morton’s entry in the 4th of July parade around 1920.
The photos was Bebe Larkin’s, who I believe was the son of the editor of the Dispatch, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Larkin, back in 1950 …

Kjelstad Home
December 9, 2011 – 6:33 pm | 8 Comments
Kjelstad Home

The Kjelstads came to Ohop Valley in 1889.
The Eatonville Dispatch printed the following 70 years later, in 1959:
Henry Kjelstad settled in Ohop Valley and married Marie Hansen’s (Mrs. Herman Anderson) younger sister, Olava Hansen.  Olava had …

Eatonville theater — from Silent films to Star Wars
November 3, 2011 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville theater — from Silent films to Star Wars

In 1892, Angelo Pecchia was born a farmer’s son in Italy. No one could have guessed he’d open theaters in the United States — especially since the first motion picture camera was yet to be invented.
Coming …

Barney’s Opens 1945
October 14, 2011 – 10:46 pm | 5 Comments
Barney’s Opens 1945

This ad came out in a November 1945 issue of the Dispatch.
Barney Malcolm (Keith Malcom‘s brother), came back after WWII — a survivor of Pearl Harbor — and opened the restaurant.
Barney’s was located on corner …

Jesse Dawkins: Restaurant Proprietor? Storeowner? Teacher? Yes, and more!
October 13, 2011 – 9:03 am | 7 Comments
Jesse Dawkins: Restaurant Proprietor? Storeowner? Teacher? Yes, and more!

This story, written by Sheryl Hegg, ran in The Dispatch on August 22, 1979
The name Jesse Dawkins inspires different recollections from different people in the area. People here in the 1940s remembered that Jesse Dawkins …

Eatonville Evacuation: The Removal of the Japanese
October 9, 2011 – 5:20 pm | 6 Comments
Eatonville Evacuation: The Removal of the Japanese

This article comes from guest blogger, Abbi Wonacott. Thanks!
As early as the 1910’s, Japanese men were recruited to come and work at the Eatonville Lumber Company. These men labored worked hard and embraced their little …