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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Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)
October 25, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)

This postcard was sent to John J. Falk back in 1911 from Sweden.
Translation: Wish you a happy and good Pentecost. I am well and of good health. Lots of greetings with this card. To you from …

Eatonville Lumber Company Checks
May 1, 2014 – 1:33 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Checks

Dan Hamilton shared these checks. He says, “Some old paperwork found in the Mill building in the 1960s, under the sawdust bunk.”
Like that they were drawn on the Eatonville State Bank too.

Dan’s family had chicken …

Eatonville Lumber Co. Shingle Stencils
April 21, 2014 – 9:16 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Co. Shingle Stencils

Thank you Tom Hamilton for sharing pictures of artifacts collected  from the Eatonville Lumber Co. 
For those of you who don’t know, the Hamilton family purchased the lumber company land and ran a chicken farm there …

Reinventing a Town (1953)
December 21, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Reinventing a Town (1953)

In 1953 the Eatonville Lumber Company closed. People were scared. Would the town survive without the major business? What could they do to save Eatonville?
The community banded together to find answers in a way they …

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) …

1914 Map of Eatonville
November 4, 2013 – 5:09 pm | One Comment
1914 Map of Eatonville

This 1914 map is broken down into three pieces.
In the first section you can see the Eatonville school, which had just been built. The second section covers downtown and you’ll immediately see Mashell Ave. and Center …

1936 ELCO Basketball Players
October 14, 2013 – 9:41 pm | 2 Comments
1936 ELCO Basketball Players

The ELCO (Eatonville Lumber Co.) basketball team of 1936. All I know about the group is that they were the City Champs.
“The basketball player in the center of the back row is Orville Smith,” says …

Eatonville Lumber Mill (ca. 1940)
September 27, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Mill (ca. 1940)

Eatonville Lumber mill in action around 1940. The mill may be gone, but many of the houses in the foreground still stand.
Photo courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.
Click on image to enlarge.

Eatonville’s Early Lumber Mill
August 5, 2013 – 4:34 pm | 7 Comments
Eatonville’s Early Lumber Mill

Without the Eatonville Lumber Mill there wouldn’t have been an Eatonville. It was the industry that helped build the little community from a settlement to a town and employed up to 200 people.
If you look …

Eatonville Lumber Company Camp (early 1900s)
April 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Camp (early 1900s)

Lumber camps were common in the early 1900s. Here’s a shot of the Eatonville Lumber Company camp. Some of the trees in this show are bigger around than the smaller rail cars.
If you were a …