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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Kids Outside Eatonville Lumber Company
December 22, 2011 – 4:00 am | No Comment
Kids Outside Eatonville Lumber Company

These kids in their handmade go-kart look like they came straight out of a Little Rascals episode. They are poising outside the Eatonville Lumber Company.
I don’t know anything about the children, and if you do, …

Map of the Eatonville Lumber Mill
October 10, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Map of the Eatonville Lumber Mill

This is a hand drawn map of the Eatonville Lumber Company created around 1950. The mill pond is still remaining. You can see from the skateboard park.

Image courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
Click on image to …

Snapshots of Eatonville’s Early Logging (and a few terms)
October 9, 2011 – 5:42 pm | One Comment
Snapshots of Eatonville’s Early Logging (and a few terms)

Eatonville was built on logging. Here are a few snapshots of the loggers of the early days and a few logging terms that live on today.
Blow Down: 
A tree felled by the wind or some …

Eatonville Evacuation: The Removal of the Japanese
October 9, 2011 – 5:20 pm | 6 Comments
Eatonville Evacuation: The Removal of the Japanese

This article comes from guest blogger, Abbi Wonacott. Thanks!
As early as the 1910’s, Japanese men were recruited to come and work at the Eatonville Lumber Company. These men labored worked hard and embraced their little …

Logging Deaths Mount in 1923
October 4, 2011 – 6:05 pm | 6 Comments
Logging Deaths Mount in 1923

1923 was a dangerous year in the woods if you were in Eatonville.
There were nine deaths and two serious injuries to Eatonville loggers. There could have been more, but those were the ones reported at …

65 Percent Unemployment in 1934
October 3, 2011 – 5:23 pm | 2 Comments
65 Percent Unemployment in 1934

Today, Eatonville residents are having a hard time weathering the recession, but we’ve weathered worse.
Here is an excerpt from the History of Southeastern Pierce County . . .
“In 1933 and 1934 it would have been …

1932 – Eatonville Lumber Mill Burns, but the Town Doesn’t Give up
October 2, 2011 – 5:22 pm | 7 Comments
1932 – Eatonville Lumber Mill Burns, but the Town Doesn’t Give up

By 1932 the depression had reached alarming proportions. But for Eatonville, it was about to get a whole lot worse.
On December 8, the sawmill of the Eatonville Lumber Company went up in flames, destroying the …

First Town Meeting (1910)
October 2, 2011 – 2:10 am | 2 Comments
First Town Meeting (1910)

The first meeting of the Eatonville town council was held July 14, 1910 at Joseph Hearn’s jewelry store. (You may know it better today as Eatonville Outdoor.
Mr. Hearn, a member of the council, was appointed …

Eatonville Lumber Company Locomotive
August 25, 2011 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company Locomotive

When the Eatonville Lumber Company was in business, locam0tives were a common site.
Pat Van Eaton says the Eatonville Lumber Company used Climax and Shay locomotives. In fact, the lumber company had three geared locomitives, all …

Eatonville Lumber Co. & Xray machines
August 8, 2011 – 9:33 pm | 6 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Co. & Xray machines

In 1911, Dr. A. W. Bridge was concerned about keeping the logging community in one piece. He needed electricity to run his X-ray machines, and worked with the Eatonville Lumber Company to come up with a …