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 Baseball (early 1900s)
November 10, 2014 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Baseball (early 1900s)

With a state full of of Seahawk fans, it’s hard to image that not long ago it was baseball that got folks excited. You didn’t just root your team on, you joined a team.
“Nothing unified a …

Nisqually Glacier (early 1900s)
June 17, 2014 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
Nisqually Glacier (early 1900s)

The Nisqually Glacier was something to behold in the early 1900s when you traveled up to Mount Rainier. Unfortunately, it’s doesn’t quite look like that today.
The National Park Services says, “The Nisqually is one the …

Snow on the Old Elbe Bridge (early 1900s)
January 12, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow on the Old Elbe Bridge (early 1900s)

The Elbe bridge has always been an important access — especially in the early years. Here is a shot of an older bridge, covered in show, taken the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of the South Pierce …

Snow in Elbe (early 1900s)
January 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow in Elbe (early 1900s)

A glimpse of Elbe under a blanket of snow in the early 1900s. The main street would have been off to the right.
For a similar picture — sans snow — just click HERE.
Photo courtesy of …

Looking Down Mashell Ave. (early 1900s)
December 18, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Looking Down Mashell Ave.  (early 1900s)

In the early years, people in Eatonville took lots of pictures of Mashell Ave. This one was entitled “Looking Down Mashell Ave.” You can see the old theater (well, not so old then) on the left.
There …

Charles Boettcher’s Pond, Alder, Wash. (early 1900s)
December 9, 2013 – 11:06 pm | 4 Comments
Charles Boettcher’s Pond, Alder, Wash. (early 1900s)

This picture is entitled “C. Boettcher log pond head works, Alder, Wa.”.
The pond and the logs may not seem all that impressive at first glance, but look closely. There is a man standing on one …

Logging in the Snow with a Steam Donkey
December 6, 2013 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
Logging in the Snow with a Steam Donkey

It’s cold out today and I feel for everyone who is working out there today in bitter temperatures. In keeping with the frosty weather, here are two shots from an early 1900’s logging operation around …

Mineral Hotel
November 19, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Mineral Hotel

In the early 1900s, when you visited you Mineral, you could stay at the Mineral Hotel, with a spectacular view of Mineral Lake.
Photo courtesy of Corlene Iverson and Family.
Click on image to enlarge.

Henry Horn’s Shingle Mill, Elbe
November 7, 2013 – 1:15 am | 2 Comments
Henry Horn’s Shingle Mill, Elbe

A wintery shot of Henry Horn’s shingle mill in Eble taken in the early 1900s.
Before composite roofs, most roofs in this area were made from shingles. A shingle mill “was used to slice a section of …

Very Early Elbe
October 31, 2013 – 9:59 pm | 7 Comments
Very Early Elbe

This is a view of Elbe when it was a bright, young little town. To get your bearings, the Little Eble Church, which is still standing today is located off the left hand side of …