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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1952 Basketball B Class Champions
February 20, 2017 – 11:52 pm | No Comment
1952 Basketball B Class Champions

This article ran in the Eatonville Dispatch in 1952. It begins with “The score books show that Eatonville High School basketball team, the second best “B” class team in the state of Washington.
The team was …

LaGrande after the earthquake
November 7, 2016 – 10:31 pm | No Comment
LaGrande after the earthquake

This image shows the earthquake slip in LaGrande, Wash. I’m guessing this was the earthquake of April 29, 1949.
The Oregon Department of Geology states, “It was a magnitude 7.1, Olympia, eight killed and $150 million in damage …

1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads
August 3, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads

This comes to us from Terry Larson. She scanned these ads straight from the 1912-1913 Eatonville High School catalog.
Some familiar names here. And several of these business were brand new — had just started up …

Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. (Oct. 1962)
June 6, 2016 – 8:59 pm | No Comment
Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. (Oct. 1962)

This wonderful shot of Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. was taken in front of the Eatonville High School in October, 1962.
Frank Van Eaton was born in Eatonville in 1894, and played a big …

EHS Girls State Representatives (1979)
February 18, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
EHS Girls State Representatives (1979)

In 1979  Pennsylvania dealt with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident,  Michael Jackson released his album Off the Wall and the average cost of a new home was about $17,500.00 (and the new Sony Walkman …

1918 Basketball Team
November 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
1918 Basketball Team

My understanding is that the 1918 Eatonville High School Basketball team were champions.
Thank you Terry Larson for providing the following information:
From the Eatonville Dispatch, page 1, column 1, Feb. 22, 1918:
EATONVILLE 18 ROY 17
The Eatonville High …

Eatonville Switchboard — The E’s
May 25, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Switchboard — The E’s

Each day I’ve been posting one of letters of the alphabet from Eatonville’s Mashell Telephone Company’s switchboard that went out of commission in the early 1950s. Today is E, which is especially interesting because of …

The First EHS Graduates – 1914
July 14, 2014 – 9:34 pm | No Comment
The First EHS Graduates – 1914

This is a big year for Eatonville High School. It marks the 100th high school graduation.
The 1914 class was a particularly small one — two students — Ed Christensen and Susan Van Eaton. There is no picture …

Mashell Ave. ca. 1917
March 29, 2014 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Mashell Ave. ca. 1917

Sometimes it feels like Mashell Ave. has been photographed more than any other street in Pierce County. Here’s another shot of Mashell Ave. looking up toward the high school.
This photo was taken around 1917. Amazingly, …

Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946
March 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946

This picture of Eatonville ran in a paper September 1, 1946.
Caption with Picture:  Eatonville, named for T. C. Van Eaton, who platted its townsite in 1888, was in early days surrounded by dense, virgin forest. …