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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Humorous Moments with the First Eatonville Firefighters
March 15, 2013 – 4:51 pm | 4 Comments
Humorous Moments with the First Eatonville Firefighters

Eatonville residents were quick to build the town, but slow to put together a fire department. The first fire department wasn’t organized until 1933 after the Sabourin Building burned.
The two-story Sabourin building caught fire in …

Elbe Mill
January 12, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Elbe Mill

The mill in Elbe (the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Company) was once a large operation. It was located a mile north of Elbe and from this picture you can see the rail coming in and …

Elbe IOOF
November 24, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Elbe IOOF

This isn’t the best shot of the Eble IOOF, (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) but it was taken when the building was fairly new. In fact, it looks a bit like a Hollywood set.
You don’t …

Early Loggers
November 14, 2012 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Early Loggers

This pictures ran in a 1989 edition of the Dispatch. The caption reads:
Logging quickly became the main industry in the area, supporting a number of mills in Eatonville, Alder, Elbe, Ashford, National and many other …

Weyerhaeuser Logging Locomotives
July 30, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Weyerhaeuser Logging Locomotives

Early on logging was done by rail. Locomotives came steaming in to pick up the lumber, like these Weyerhaeuser Timber Company locomotives. If you want to see some of these old trails up close,  Mount Rainier …

Willie Boettcher Showing off in Alder (ca. 1915)
July 19, 2012 – 3:54 pm | 14 Comments
Willie Boettcher Showing off in Alder (ca. 1915)

Willie Boettcher showing off a little on the streets of Alder (I previously had posted it was Elbe) in front of the railroad depot. He has at least one fan.
If you look closely, you can see …

Sachs Hill in Elbe (ca. 1915)
May 1, 2012 – 4:21 pm | One Comment
Sachs Hill in Elbe (ca. 1915)

It’s the first of May, the flowers are out of the ground and this picture of Sachs Hill in Elbe seems wildly appropriate.
The picture reads “Lloyd and Serena B. Sachs”, but I notice there is …

Log Bridge to Elbe
April 10, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment
Log Bridge to Elbe

This is the log bridge that went into Elbe when it was literally a SINGLE  LOG.  Look at the supporting log. If you’d like to see another shot of this early bridge, just click HERE.
Photo …

Berlin Avenue in Elbe (ca. 1915)
February 14, 2012 – 5:30 pm | 9 Comments
Berlin Avenue in Elbe (ca. 1915)

This shot of Berlin Ave. was taken in the early 1900s. The building on the far right is under construction, and will soon be a grocery and hardware store. If you look closely you can …

Operation Bootstrap
January 29, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Operation Bootstrap

In 1953 it was obvious Eatonville’s lumber mill, the town’s main industry, was shutting down. Hundreds of people had already left and residents were depressed and worried about the town’s survival.
No one wanted to see …