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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Joe Larin at the Dispatch (ca. 1960)
January 1, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Joe Larin at the Dispatch (ca. 1960)

We have Joe Larin (Eatonville postmaster from 1935 to 1944) outside the Eatonville Dispatch, showing off a sign Be a Deer, Don’t Litter OUR Forests. I’m going to guess this was the results of a …

Panorama of Eatonville (early 1900s)
July 25, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Panorama of Eatonville (early 1900s)

Took this picture of a picture at a recent South Pierce County Historical Society meeting. It’s a panorama shot of Eatonville in the early 1900s. Feel free to zoom in and take look. It’s a …

Eatonville’s Sakura reflects on WWII internment
April 13, 2015 – 6:03 pm | No Comment
Eatonville’s Sakura reflects on WWII internment

David Sakura, a third-generation Japanese-American, was six years old when his family was forced to leave Eatonville and move to Minidoka, Idaho, as part of the internment of Japanese people during World War II.
He …

From Shanghai to Eatonville
March 5, 2015 – 7:00 am | No Comment
From Shanghai to Eatonville

This little blue envelope was mailed in 1937 from Shanghai to a Mr. W. P. Schow in Eatonville.
This may seem like any little letter, but it’s so much more. Five days before this letter was …

Sweet Postcard from Alma (1909)
April 16, 2014 – 3:28 pm | No Comment
Sweet Postcard from Alma (1909)

This sweet Eatonville postcard was sent from Eatonville in 1909 by Alma to Miss Bella Campbell in Tacoma.
“I seen your brother Sunday. I had forgotten your address so I can’t write until now. I will …

Logging Accident in Eatonville (ca. 1940s)
March 21, 2014 – 4:58 pm | No Comment
Logging Accident in Eatonville (ca. 1940s)

These pictures come straight from the Eatonville History Facebook group. This accident took place at the intersection of Washington Ave. and Center St., in the 1940s. Hope no one was in the vehicle.
Even though logging …

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. …

EHS 1925
February 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
EHS 1925

It’s 1925. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is published in April. In June the Chrysler Corporation was founded and in London the double-decker bus is introduced.
Back in Eatonville, in 1925, this was the EHS student …

Checking Out Bricks at Clay City (ca 1940s)
December 25, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Checking Out Bricks at Clay City (ca 1940s)

Clay City used to be the place to go to when you needed bricks. Here are some men showing off samples.
Photo courtesy of Randy Stewart.
Click on image to enlarge.

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 …