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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Suspension Bridge over Mashell
December 16, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Suspension Bridge over Mashell

I believe this bridge was suspended over the Mashell River.
The next picture is of folks walking across a swinging bridge in Elbe.
I think these may be the same bridge. If anyone has any information on …

Elbe in the early 1920s
December 4, 2011 – 5:47 pm | 8 Comments
Elbe in the early 1920s

This shows Elbe as a booming little town. You can see the Elbe shop tucked between the grocery and the hardware store, as well Adam Sachs’ home up on the hilltop behind.
Mr. Hardy owned the stores. …

Shopping at Elbe in 1896
October 19, 2011 – 10:33 pm | 6 Comments
Shopping at Elbe in 1896

If you were to stop by the store in Elbe on August 12, 1896, here are prices tags you’d be looking at. Of course, the names of some of these items make you wonder what …

Otto Selle talks about coming to Elbe in 1890
September 28, 2011 – 5:35 pm | 4 Comments
Otto Selle talks about coming to Elbe  in 1890

Otto Selle’s small autobiography was published in 1954 in The History of Eastern Pierce County. He talks about Elbe before there ever was an official Elbe.
Coming to Elbe
“Our family was one of the very first …

Elbe Lumber and Shingle Mill 1904
September 12, 2011 – 5:19 pm | 4 Comments
Elbe Lumber and Shingle Mill 1904

This picture looks like a mill that was built yesterday, but the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Mill was built back in 1904 when the Tacoma Eastern Railroad made it all the way up to  Elbe. …

Elbe, 1909
August 16, 2011 – 3:49 pm | No Comment
Elbe, 1909

The Pierce County Auditor wrote this about the town of Elbe in 1909:

Situated in the Nisqually River Valley in the heart of the timber district is the town of Elbe.
On October 20, 1903, Adam Sachs …

Wreck at the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Co.
August 2, 2011 – 2:31 pm | One Comment
Wreck at the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Co.

This photo is entitled “Wreck at the Elbe Lumber and Shingle Company”. A title like that deserves more story, but unfortunately I only have the picture.
This wasn’t the first catastrophe for Elbe Lumber and Shingle. …

One Log Bridge – Elbe
July 31, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
One Log Bridge – Elbe

They don’t make bridges like this anymore. This primitive bridge in Elbe was built on a single, enormous tree. That particular piece of a bridge — if I’m understanding bridge design correctly — is called …

Hiking at Mountain — in dresses
July 29, 2011 – 2:37 pm | 2 Comments
Hiking at Mountain — in dresses

Who says you need fancy hiking gear for climbing around on glaciers. These women were doing it wearing dresses and carrying nothing more than walking sticks around 1910.
The woman in the white hat is Marie …

Elbe, July 4 1904
July 3, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment
Elbe, July 4 1904

This shot if from the 1904 July 4th celebrations in Elbe. Back then the town was a little more built up.
The population list for Elbe in 2000 was only 21 people.
Historical Fact (taken from Wikipedia): Elbe …