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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Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Clean Up – July 1966
April 11, 2016 – 5:17 pm | 2 Comments
Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Clean Up – July 1966

Joe Larin captured this group cleaning up at the Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery Shaker Church. Anyone have any names?
The Indian Henry grave monument is there today in La Grande, Wash.
This isn’t something new to Eatonville. In …

Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground (ca. 1911)
November 19, 2015 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground (ca. 1911)

Here is a postcard of Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground at Mount Rainier, from about 1911.
Here is some information from The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier:
“At Indian Henrys Hunting Ground, form 1908 to 1915, George Hall and his wife, …

Clifford and Launa Manning (ca. 1930s)
November 16, 2015 – 7:06 pm | 2 Comments
Clifford and Launa Manning (ca. 1930s)

This great article appeared in the Dispatch some time ago (maybe the 30s – still trying to find out).
It reads:  The greatest gathering of old timers here since the famed barbecues of Indian Henry will …

Indian Henrys Hunting Ground
September 4, 2015 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Indian Henrys Hunting Ground

Jeff Morrison says this photo is an original picture taken of Indian Henrys Hunting Ground at Mount Rainier. If you look close you can see the white tents.
Here is some information from The Big Fact Book …

Torger Wants a Road to Mount Rainier
June 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Torger Wants a Road to Mount Rainier

Torger Peterson, a pioneer from Norway, came to Ohop Valley in 1887. He built a farm, but road building may have been a bigger passion. These are the words from his autobiography.
“After we had cleared …

4H Club Builds Indian Henry Monument (1975)
January 18, 2014 – 1:55 am | No Comment
4H Club Builds Indian Henry Monument (1975)

This articles ran in the Dispatch in 1975. It reads:
Pictured above are members of the Sliver Lake 4-H Club who last Monday began building a stone monument to Indian Henry. The grave site also was …

Evelyn M. Guske (1914-2013)
March 21, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Evelyn M. Guske (1914-2013)

Evelyn Guske died peacefully February 27, 2013 at the age of 98. Stories surrounding her will not fade quickly.
Below is the excerpt from the funeral program:
Evelyn was born on December 23, 2014 on the George …

Indian Henry Grave
November 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Indian Henry Grave

This photo ran April 17, 1954. The caption read:
Historic Grave: Mrs. Orville Danforth peered over a tumble-down fence at the grave of Indian Henry, a friendly guide to early Mount Rainier trailblazers. The town of …

Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander
May 8, 2012 – 6:17 pm | 3 Comments
Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander

Our guest blogger today, Bob Walter, gives us some background of pioneers Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander.
The area’s first pioneer homesteader survived a long, hand-to-hand fight with a cougar, and lived to tell about it.
Robert …

Salmon Bakes at Indian Henry’s Village
October 5, 2011 – 10:53 pm | 7 Comments
Salmon Bakes at Indian Henry’s Village

This picture and article appeared in the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Eatonville Dispatch, July 23, 1959.

“A poignant memory of persons who lived in the Eatonville area early in the century, and ofttimes talked about …