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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Eatonville School Diagram and 1917 Budget
September 24, 2011 – 5:40 pm | No Comment
Eatonville School Diagram and 1917 Budget

This cool diagram of the Eatonville campus was drawn by Fred Chamberlin for Superintendent B. W. Lyon back around 1915. There are a number amenities you won’t find today, like a barn, cow pen, pig …

The Malms of Ohop Valley
September 16, 2011 – 5:22 pm | 2 Comments
The Malms of Ohop Valley

I never met Lena and John Malm, but I feel like I’ve known them all my life. My grandparents, Louie and Anna Mettler,  purchased their dairy in Ohop Valley the 40s. My folks, Louie and …

Sasquatch Sightings
June 10, 2011 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Sasquatch Sightings

 
Mention Bigfoot and it’s just a matter of time before you hear about someone who claims to have seen the tall, hairy beast. Heck, I know several people — folks I consider sane …

Eatonville’s First Store (1890)
April 1, 2011 – 10:15 pm | One Comment
Eatonville’s First Store (1890)

The entire population of Eatonville gathered for this picture when it was taken  — around 1890.
Below is what was written about  this photo in the 1959 Dispatch:
A settlement of a few buildings grouped together behind …