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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A Tale of Two Cabins
March 16, 2011 – 12:01 am | No Comment
A Tale of Two Cabins

The book focuses on three settler families of the 1800s whose preserved log cabins now stand at the Pioneer Farm Museum.
The 54-page book, with many excellent photos, also describes major events and developments that affected …

Mashell Avenue ca. 1910
March 11, 2011 – 6:20 pm | No Comment
Mashell Avenue ca. 1910

This great photo of Mashell Ave. taken in about 1910 comes from the Eatonville Facebook page.  (Click on image for larger viewing.)
David Beane says he found this pictures on Ebay. He bid on it but lost. …

VanCleve Motors
March 7, 2011 – 1:11 am | 3 Comments
VanCleve Motors

This photo of Ladd, Jim and George Van Cleve was taken around 1940. These three guys were the heart and soul of Van Cleve Motors in Eatonville and Morton for decades.
We’re posting this picture because early …

Murder at Friendly Inn
March 6, 2011 – 6:51 am | No Comment
Murder at Friendly Inn

Ready for an “unsolved crime” story? This one, however, is likely to stay unsolved since it took place over 80 years ago.
In October 1928, Julian Tison, his wife, and two teenage sons, took over the …

Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge
March 6, 2011 – 6:27 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge

What do Eatonville and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital have in common? Answer: Dr. A. W. Bridge.
In 1909 a young doctor, Albert Wellington (A.W.) Bridge, schooled at the Vermont Medical School, arrived in Eatonville carrying his …

History of Southeastern Pierce County
March 6, 2011 – 6:14 am | 32 Comments
History of Southeastern Pierce County

History of Southeastern Pierce County
Besides a history of Eatonville, Ohop Valley, Longmire, Ashford, National, Elbe, Alder and LaGrande, this 235-page book also includes 154 photographs, an every-name index to text and photographs and the …

Firm Foundation: formation of Eatonville, Wa.
March 6, 2011 – 6:05 am | 4 Comments
Firm Foundation: formation of Eatonville, Wa.

This 114-page book, written by Abbi Wonacott, covers the early Eatonville settlers, Indiana Henry, Ohop settlers, T.C. Van Eaton, and more. The book contains many facts, stories and pictures of the town and community’s early …

Eatonville Theatre 1920
March 6, 2011 – 5:52 am | 4 Comments
Eatonville Theatre 1920

The first Eatonville theatre was built in 1915 on Mashell Avenue by Frank Van Eaton in 1915. Electricity hadn’t made it’s way to town yet. so a 2-cylinder kerosene generator powered the silent movies.
A piano supplied …

The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames
March 5, 2011 – 4:43 pm | 10 Comments
The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames

It was September 21, 1924, and the townspeople of Eatonville were battling a string of arsons. Little did they know the real fire was yet to come.
Rumor has it, that afternoon in Alder a Fire …

40th Anniversary of Eatonville’s Rock Festival
March 4, 2011 – 10:32 pm | 154 Comments
40th Anniversary of Eatonville’s Rock Festival

40 years ago, in the summer of 1970, Eatonville was gearing up for the Buffalo Party Convention and pig roast at Buffalo Don Murphy’s Flying M Ranch, east of town. It was supposedly a political …