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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Glacier Basin Adventure in early 1900s and today
November 18, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Glacier Basin Adventure in early 1900s and today

Here’s a little before and after combo. The top is the Glacier Basin Adventure in the very early 1900s, and below is the same view in 2016.
It’s hard to believe there was mining done at Mt. …

Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016
November 14, 2016 – 9:43 pm | One Comment
Glacier Basin, early 1900s vs. 2016

Thank you Jeff Morrison for showing us a glimpse of Glacier Basin then and now. The first shot was taken in the early 1900s, the lower one taken in 2016.
The Glacier Basin hike is a …

Behind the Desk at the Snow Hotel (early 1900s)
November 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Behind the Desk at the Snow Hotel (early 1900s)

The Snow Hotel, built in 1912, was part of Eatonville’s Mashell Ave. for many years (in the lot next to Key Bank). Here is a shot of Mr. C. C. Snow behind the desk. It’s August 8, …

Panorama of Eatonville (early 1900s)
July 25, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Panorama of Eatonville (early 1900s)

Took this picture of a picture at a recent South Pierce County Historical Society meeting. It’s a panorama shot of Eatonville in the early 1900s. Feel free to zoom in and take look. It’s a …

Tokens from National (late 1800s and early 1900s)
April 7, 2015 – 10:15 pm | One Comment
Tokens from National (late 1800s and early 1900s)

The old-timers might remember the town of National, a logging town up the line. There isn’t much left not except for some photos.
Randy Stewart also came across some tokens from the town. Both are from C.C. Ketchum …

Tacoma Eastern Locomotive #10
January 25, 2015 – 2:50 am | One Comment
Tacoma Eastern Locomotive #10

Pictured is the Tacoma Eastern locomotive #10 near Drawbar Summit, not far from Mineral, Wash. The date is unknown, but the photographer was A.D. Browning and the photo is part of the Tacoma Library Collection.
Photo courtesy …

Open Valley Postcard – early 1900s
January 23, 2015 – 7:17 pm | No Comment
Open Valley Postcard – early 1900s

People took lots of pictures of Ohop Valley over the years, especially from this vantage point, and it became a popular postcard.
You see the vantage point, I believe, because you got a great view from Ohop …

Young Trappers in Alder (early 1900s)
January 12, 2015 – 4:48 pm | No Comment
Young Trappers in Alder (early 1900s)

The young Alder boys loaded up with traps look like they could catch just about anything.  It’s a little hard to tell, but I think they are bear traps.
On the right is Charley Boettcher.  The Boettchers …

Alder Road (early 1900s)
December 2, 2014 – 6:35 pm | One Comment
Alder Road (early 1900s)

All the information I have with this photo is “Alder Road Construction.” If anyone has more details, please share them.
The planks in the background I assume were going to be used for the road. I …

Emma and Ernest Boettcher and the BIG Trees
November 21, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Emma and Ernest Boettcher and the BIG Trees

The trees were enormous early in the 1900s. Here are Emma Boettcher McGilvery and Ernest Boettcher of Alder standing with some of the incredible trees.
What seems almost impossible to imagine is that the tree Ernest …