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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Clyde Williams (1971)
September 23, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Clyde Williams (1971)

This shot of Clyde Williams was taken in 1971 by Joe Larin. You only have to search Clyde’s name on this blog to find out he and his family were a big piece of the …

Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. (Oct. 1962)
June 6, 2016 – 8:59 pm | No Comment
Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. (Oct. 1962)

This wonderful shot of Frank Van Eaton and BW Lyon Sr. was taken in front of the Eatonville High School in October, 1962.
Frank Van Eaton was born in Eatonville in 1894, and played a big …

Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)
April 5, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Theater (ca. 1957)

This shot of the old Eatonville Theater taken in the late 50s, taken by Joe Larin, makes the town look like a ghost town. A new theater had been built but this time, just down …

Eatonville Prepares for Robin Hood Day (News Tribune, July 18, 1954)
August 29, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Prepares for Robin Hood Day (News Tribune, July 18, 1954)

This article appeared in the Sunday News Tribune on July 18, 1954. — This is worth a read. Not only is there information on the Robin Hood Day, but you can see that papers were …

Frank Van Eaton & Clyde Williams at the Fair (1908)
September 23, 2013 – 3:32 am | No Comment
Frank Van Eaton & Clyde Williams at the Fair (1908)

The 2013 Washington State Fair has just come to an end. In 1908 two boys from Eatonville, Clyde Williams and Frank Van Eaton were on their way home after having a good time.
This postcard shows …

Eatonville Baseball Team (1914)
July 30, 2013 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Baseball Team (1914)

1914 was a big year in baseball. On April 22, a nineteen year-old pitcher named Babe Ruth made his debut in the International League with a six-hit, 6-0 win for Baltimore over Buffalo.  The same …

Eatonville Baseball (ca. 1910)
May 24, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Baseball (ca. 1910)

This group of boys look like they are just aching to play a game of baseball.
Frank Van Eaton is in the front row, second to the left. If you spot other familiar faces, please let …

1920s Picnic with the Wenks, Williams and Van Eatons
April 5, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
1920s Picnic with the Wenks, Williams and Van Eatons

Family picnic on a summer day. Except for the style of the clothes and cars, things haven’t changed much since the 1920s.
The woman behind the children in a round hat is Hettie Williams. Others include …

Kids in Hats (early 1900s)
February 22, 2013 – 2:34 am | One Comment
Kids in Hats (early 1900s)

Check these young folks out — sporting some interesting hats.
Interesting fact, top hats where also known beaver hats, high hats, silk hats, cylinder hats, chimney pots hat or stove pipe hats and sometimes just called toppers. 

Front – Left to Right: Frank …

Eatonville City Hall (ca. 1950s)
February 7, 2013 – 5:59 pm | No Comment
Eatonville City Hall (ca. 1950s)

Here’s an earlier version of Eatonville’s City Hall, as well the Light and Water Dept. and the Police Headquarters. By the 1970s it had been replaced with with the newer version.
Rosemarie Van Cleve was the …