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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Ashford Grade School
January 24, 2014 – 5:33 pm | One Comment
Ashford Grade School

Below is an excerpt from Doug Evan’s “Doug’s Rainier Blog“, an also a former student from Ashford who knew what long bus rides were like. In many ways, things haven’t changed much since 1946.
“Getting to …

Eatonville Elcos — Tacoma City Basketball League (1935)
December 26, 2013 – 5:41 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Elcos — Tacoma City Basketball League (1935)

Bill Smith was coach and manager of the Eatonvile Elcos (Eatonville Lumber Co.) in the TAcoma Basketball League 1935-36. He also referred for 25 years.
(The center article reads)
The Hoop Looper Roster is Filled
The Eatonville Lumber …

Big Smile by Hazel Joy Williams (ca. 1920)
November 27, 2013 – 7:00 pm | 2 Comments
Big Smile by Hazel Joy Williams (ca. 1920)

This may be the cutest picture posted to-date. Just zoom in and tell me you don’t smile.
Rich Williams provides wonderful background on everyone.
“In the front row making the funny face is my father’s (Cecil Williams) …

EHS Dance (1942)
July 26, 2013 – 2:57 pm | 6 Comments
EHS Dance (1942)

This picture of a Eatonville High School dance was taken in the 1940s. Cool decorations — a glass of bubbly on the wall. Live four-piece band too with saxophone player.
The person marked “ME” is Arne Haynes. …

Eatonville High School Wow’s them in 1915
June 11, 2013 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
Eatonville High School Wow’s them in 1915

On the 4th of July, 1915, Eatonville residents paraded down the Mashell to not only celebrate independence day but to also lay the cornerstone of the new high school.
This school would be first class all …

Eatonville High School Opens in 1916
May 16, 2013 – 3:19 am | No Comment
Eatonville High School Opens in 1916

Eatonville’s 1916 high school was quite the school. It was head of its time with swimming pool, contemporary cafeteria, and state-of-the-art classrooms and auditorium.
People were blown away by this modern school and it was written …

1918 Basketball Champions
January 30, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
1918 Basketball Champions

Eatonville high school has been shooting hoops for over a century. Here are the 1918 champs, including the coaches son holding the basksetball.
Front Row: Morris Calloway, Don Lyon, McKinley Van Eaton
Second Row: B. W. Lyon, …

EHS Champion basketball team (1920-21)
January 5, 2013 – 9:46 pm | 2 Comments
EHS Champion basketball team (1920-21)

It seems like almost every picture of the early Eatonville High School basketball teams seems to be of a championship team. These players rocked in the house during the 1920-21 season and came away as …

McKinley (Mack) Van Eaton’s Report Card (1913-14)
November 30, 2012 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
McKinley (Mack) Van Eaton’s Report Card (1913-14)

McKinley (Mack) Van Eaton did well in Eatonville High School during the 1913 – 1914 school year. Subjects included English II, Latin II, Geometry II, Marv. Training, art, and penmanship.
This should be a lesson to …

First Sidewalks on Mashell Ave.
July 29, 2012 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
First Sidewalks on Mashell Ave.

The photo isn’t super clear, but you can see the what looks sidewalks going in on Mashell Ave. in front of the Redman Hall (now the approximately where Jebinos parking lot is now.). Across the …