Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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Snow on the Old Elbe Bridge (early 1900s)
January 12, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow on the Old Elbe Bridge (early 1900s)

The Elbe bridge has always been an important access — especially in the early years. Here is a shot of an older bridge, covered in show, taken the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of the South Pierce …

Snow in Elbe (early 1900s)
January 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow in Elbe (early 1900s)

A glimpse of Elbe under a blanket of snow in the early 1900s. The main street would have been off to the right.
For a similar picture — sans snow — just click HERE.
Photo courtesy of …

First Bridge Across Nisqually
December 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
First Bridge Across Nisqually

Serena B. Sachs said of this picture, “First bridge across Nisqually River at Elbe, built by early settlers.”
She would know, as she was one of the early settlers in that area.
Photo courtesy of Russell Sachs.
Click …

Reliance (early 1915s)
November 14, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Reliance (early 1915s)

If logging wasn’t hard enough back in the day, just add snow.
This was a wintery glimpse of Reliance (between Alder and Elbe) in the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of Randy Stewart.
Click on image to enlarge.

Henry Horn’s Shingle Mill, Elbe
November 7, 2013 – 1:15 am | 2 Comments
Henry Horn’s Shingle Mill, Elbe

A wintery shot of Henry Horn’s shingle mill in Eble taken in the early 1900s.
Before composite roofs, most roofs in this area were made from shingles. A shingle mill “was used to slice a section of …

Eatonville Trivia – Test your Knolwedge
October 31, 2013 – 11:25 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Trivia – Test your Knolwedge

Eatonvile Triva
How well do you know your Eatonville history? Here are a few questions to test your knowledge.
1. What was the company that helped build the town in the early 1900s?
2. What was the town’s …

Very Early Elbe
October 31, 2013 – 9:59 pm | 7 Comments
Very Early Elbe

This is a view of Elbe when it was a bright, young little town. To get your bearings, the Little Eble Church, which is still standing today is located off the left hand side of …

Mill Houses in National (early 1900s)
May 26, 2013 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
Mill Houses in National (early 1900s)

“The mill houses from National were sold when Weyerhaeuser Company decided to completely clear the old town site. Single bedroom houses sold for $100, two bedrooms for $200, three bedrooms for $300, and so on. …

Railroad Avenue (Elbe)
April 25, 2013 – 2:59 pm | One Comment
Railroad Avenue (Elbe)

Thank go for postcards in the early 1900s. They give you such a unique glimpse of the world. This one, from 1908 is of Tacoma Eastern Railroad’s Railroad Avenue, probably near Elbe.
Note on the card …

1908 Elbe Postcard
April 17, 2013 – 5:45 pm | No Comment
1908 Elbe Postcard

This postcard was mailed out of Elbe in 1908. I don’t know who wrote the card, but the message tells you a little about Eatonville’s postal service back then:
“I wish I was back home again. …