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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Logging in the Snow with a Steam Donkey
December 6, 2013 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
Logging in the Snow with a Steam Donkey

It’s cold out today and I feel for everyone who is working out there today in bitter temperatures. In keeping with the frosty weather, here are two shots from an early 1900’s logging operation around …

Peterson 8th Grade Certificate of Graduation (1923)
September 3, 2013 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
Peterson 8th Grade Certificate of Graduation (1923)

Helen Peterson’s 1923 eighth grade Certificate of Graduation has a lot of interesting information.
• Grades were listed right there on the certificate.
• Agriculture was one of the major subjects.
• Certificates were signed by county superintendents.
Lesson …

1926 Cruiser Becomes Eatonville Mascot
August 30, 2013 – 10:20 pm | No Comment
1926 Cruiser Becomes Eatonville Mascot

In 1926 — the same year that Winnie the Pooh was published and the first Pontiac was built — Eatonville made the Cruiser their official mascot. A timber cruiser goes out an examines a stand …

You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)
January 31, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)

In a time when we receive messages via email, Facebook and texting, “snail mail” seems a little old timey. In 1890 though, getting messages in and out of a frontier town was vital.
T.C. Van Eaton …

Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)
January 29, 2013 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)

The move from horses to cars didn’t happen overnight. You can see from this picture of Mashell Avenue during the winter of 1914.
Per Pat Van Eaton, this pictures shows a big time of change for Eatonville. …

Eatonville 1971
January 21, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment
Eatonville 1971

Here’s looking down on Eatonville in 1971.
Back then:
• the cost of an average house was $25,250
• the average income was $10,600 a year
• you could get a gallon of gas for .40
• you could pick …

T. C. Van Eaton’s Stage Coaches
January 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
T. C. Van Eaton’s Stage Coaches

Here we see the stage coaches that took people from Eatonville to Tacoma.
“The two wagons in the center are T. C. Van Eaton’s stage coaches and one of the men standing by it is T.C.,” …

Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012
January 1, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Thank you! Over 58,600 views in 2012

THANK YOU to everyone who has visited this site and made it a success. In 2012 there were 58,623 visits — roughly 19 times the population of Eatonville.
Your input is making this a valuable addition …

Nellie and Kate Appleby
December 27, 2012 – 6:35 pm | No Comment
Nellie and Kate Appleby

Nellie Appleby, born in Chautaugua County, Kansas, had no idea when this picture was taken that she would eventually marry a man named T. C. Van Eaton. She would be his third wife and they …

Eatonville Lumber Company “Lumberjills” (WWII)
December 4, 2012 – 10:25 pm | 4 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company “Lumberjills” (WWII)

During WWII, while the men were away fighting, the women stepped in to fill their jobs and keep America running. It took place in every corner of the nation, even in Eatonville.
Here are two shots …