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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Redman – Pocahontas Picnic (early 1900s)
August 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Redman – Pocahontas Picnic (early 1900s)

The Redman – Pocahontas picnic was held down on the Nisqually river. In front you can see not only did they bring food, but they cooked some up as well.
I hope the walk wasn’t too …

Boettchers at Paradise
July 16, 2013 – 9:45 pm | No Comment
Boettchers at Paradise

Mount Rainier has been a popular destination for many years. However, camping gear has come a ways.
Here are the Boettchers camping at Mt. Rainier about 100 years ago. The back of the photo reads . …

The Williams Men (early 1900s)
July 3, 2013 – 6:06 pm | 2 Comments
The Williams Men (early 1900s)

Someone was able gather up the Williams men for this early 1900s shot. Pictured in the back, left to right, is Clyde Williams and Charlie Williams. Front, left to right, is Leon Williams and Nate …

Logging Car and the Ladies (early 1900s)
May 26, 2013 – 3:05 pm | No Comment
Logging Car and the Ladies (early 1900s)

This photos entitled The Lage and Small Logs is somewhat haunting.
You rarely see women in the woods, especially not with a child and her doll. There are a lot of other details in this photo …

The Guys of the Eatonville Lumber Co.
April 4, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The Guys of the Eatonville Lumber Co.

Check out the team at the Eatonville Lumber Company, which in the early 1900s included the horses.  I love the guy in the back waving at us.
The mill burned in 1932 and was a blow …

Logging in the Early Days
December 1, 2012 – 9:36 pm | No Comment
Logging in the Early Days

These photos come courtesy of the Kjelstad family. There are lots of shots of men standing beside their equipment or downed trees, but it’s fun to see them clowning it up a bit from time …

Early Loggers
November 14, 2012 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Early Loggers

This pictures ran in a 1989 edition of the Dispatch. The caption reads:
Logging quickly became the main industry in the area, supporting a number of mills in Eatonville, Alder, Elbe, Ashford, National and many other …

Mineral’s Mill (early 1900s)
October 22, 2012 – 3:14 pm | 2 Comments
Mineral’s Mill (early 1900s)

Here are a couple great shots of milling in Mineral, Wash., earlier in the early 1900s. You rarely get action shots, like this one of the log falling into the mill pond.
Mineral got it’s start …

Suspension Bridge at Nisqually
June 4, 2012 – 5:16 pm | One Comment
Suspension Bridge at Nisqually

Here is another picture of the Kruse family suspension bridge once spanning the Nisqually River near La Grande. In this shot you can see two men on the bridge and one taking hid hat off …

Mr. Larson and his Horse
March 3, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mr. Larson and his Horse

It’s hard to understand how important your horses were before the combustable engine took over the hard farming labor. They helped plow, bring in hay, pull wagons . . . you name it. This is …