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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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 …

Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company Store
December 26, 2011 – 7:14 pm | 3 Comments
Inside the Eatonville Lumber Company Store

Here is a peak inside the Eatonville Lumber Company store around 1942. If you look closely you can see a crack in the glass case, which looks like it’s full of Coke bottles. Pat Van Eaton …

Eatonville Lumber Company 1908
December 22, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Eatonville Lumber Company 1908

What’s interesting about this 1908 shot of the Eatonville Lumber Company is the burner. Most times the shots are of a domed burner (aka wigwam burner), which was built  in 1932 after the 1st mill burned …

Horse Power
December 10, 2011 – 5:12 pm | No Comment
Horse Power

Driving down Mashell Ave., it’s hard to imagine the town site being cleared, houses and shops built and streets put in, all with horses and strong backs.
Here are some early Eatonville guys standing proudly by …

First Settler, Robert Fiander
December 8, 2011 – 12:39 am | 11 Comments
First Settler, Robert Fiander

The following was taken from the History of Pierce County, Volume 3, published in 1927 by William Bonny.
Among the sterling old pioneers who contributed their full quota of clearing and developing this section of the …

Eatonville 50th Anniversary Coin (1959)
December 7, 2011 – 2:57 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville 50th Anniversary Coin (1959)

It’s amazing what you can find on Ebay.com.  Today I got my Eatonville Golden Anniversary coin from someone in Canada.
It’s in great shape and was worth 50 cents. The back side of the coin reads …

Town Hall . . . and other businesses (1912)
November 29, 2011 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Town Hall . . . and other businesses (1912)

Eatonville was really starting to take off in 1912. Here is a list (per History of Southeastern Pierce County) of businesses that advertised in the Inter-Mountain Journal in December, 1912:
• Nelson-Benson real estate and insurance
• …

T.C. Van Eaton Stationery
October 26, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
T.C. Van Eaton Stationery

What’s really impressive about T.C. Van Eaton’s stationery is the detail at the top. The illustrations show the layout of the town of Eatonville, the Van Eaton home, Mt. Rainier and the mill.
This image is …

Center Street 1926
October 7, 2011 – 5:22 pm | One Comment
Center Street 1926

This picture has a little wear and tear, but it’s one of my favorites of Center Street, taken around 1926. You can clearly see Christensen’s Clothing (now the Sears building), and kitty corner from it …

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 …