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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Morgan and Ray Williams (ca. 1910)
March 12, 2012 – 5:08 pm | 2 Comments
Morgan and Ray Williams (ca. 1910)

These two little kids are Morgan and Ray Williams.
Ray was the son of Charley Williams, who owned the Pioneer Garage — known today at the Tall Timber Restaurant. Ray graduated from Eatonville High School in 1923 …

Eatonville Girls Basketball – Yesterday and Today
February 23, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Girls Basketball – Yesterday and Today

Girls have been shooting hoops at Eatonville high school for nearly a century. The outfits may have changed, but they’re still a powerhouse on the court.
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and Eatonville High School.
Click …

First Debate Team at EHS (1913-1914)
January 27, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
First Debate Team at EHS (1913-1914)

This was taken from the Eatonville 1913/1914 school catalog. It appears that we stomped Roy High School when it came to debating issues.
The Eatonville-Roy Debate looked at topics like, “The annexation of Canada to the …

Arial shots of Eatonville (1950s)
January 10, 2012 – 9:23 am | 10 Comments
Arial shots of Eatonville (1950s)

This shot of Eatonville was taken around the 1955, I believe in conjunction with Operation Bootstrap. If anyone has a better date, please let me know.
The picture may be grainy, but there’s no question that it’s …

High School Under Construction (1915)
December 15, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
High School Under Construction (1915)

The Eatonville high school was under construction in 1915. When it was complete, there was no other school like it in the state. The dedication was huge.
Dedication
On dedication day, April 29, [1916], E. W. Shimmons wrote, …

Driving to EHS (1929)
November 21, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Driving to EHS (1929)

Parents and students have been picking up and dropping off outside the Eatonville High School since the dawn of automobiles — which wasn’t much before than this 1929 photo was taken.
In 1925 an ad proclaimed …

1913 Baseball team & School Courses
November 5, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
1913 Baseball team & School Courses

Here is a glimpse into the “Catalogue and Announcement of Eatonville Public Schools for Session 1913-14”. This 28-page catalog was leather bound and contained just everything you needed to know about Eatonville School, including the …

Eatonville Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)
October 31, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)

This letter, presumable drafted by T.C. Van Eaton, makes the argument that Eatonville would be a wonderful spot for a poultry business. It’s definitely a draft, because you can see the scratched out words and …

Class of 1926 — And their 1976 50th reunion
August 24, 2011 – 4:32 pm | One Comment
Class of 1926 — And their 1976 50th reunion

Time marches on all all of us. Here is the EHS graduating class of 1926, followed by their 50th reunion in 1976.
Graduating in ’26 were:
Front row (left to right): Harold Westby, class president, Fay Williams, …

Building of Eatonville Grandstand
August 19, 2011 – 9:38 am | 11 Comments
Building of Eatonville Grandstand

If you’ve been to an EHS football game, you’ve probably sat in the grandstand to root on the team.
This picture shows the men in the middle of building the first Eatonville grandstand — or possibly …