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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St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)
August 12, 2016 – 8:34 pm | 3 Comments
St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)

These are great shots taken in Kapowsin, and some by Kinsey, the professional photographer of the time, who went around a captured the Northwest logging era.
The first picture shows the crew, as well as a …

Kapowsin High School 1928 Football Team
July 4, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Kapowsin High School 1928 Football Team

This 1928 article covered the first Kapowsin High School football team:
1 W. Bergt
2 L. Wiklund
3 McGee
4 Ed Erickson
5 Woodring
6 Command
7 Stanke
8 Nelson
9 Tibbitts
10 Hopkins
11 Wiklund
12 Wood
13 Zack, Mgr.
14 Bowers
15 Schuh
16 Miller
17 Harrison
18 Sumner Res. . . …

Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs
May 2, 2016 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs

These shots of the Eatonville Bank are interesting, not just because they were taken in 1964, and things haven’t changed all that much, but because also of the sign out front.
Listed are the following if you …

Map of Eatonville Area in 1897
March 23, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Map of Eatonville Area in 1897

These wonderful maps of the area, including this first one created in 1897, come to us via Abbi Write Wonacott. There are a few names here you don’t hear any more, like Glennis, Hollandale and …

Electron Powerplant Near Kapowsin (1925)
March 4, 2015 – 6:17 pm | 3 Comments
Electron Powerplant Near Kapowsin (1925)

It’s amazing what you can find on ebay, like this postcard of an electric power plant near Kapowsin. 
This particular powerhouse, I believe, was the Electron powerhouse, which went into operation June 26, 1904.
The “The two-story …

Kissing in Kapowsin (ca. 1918)
October 28, 2014 – 4:15 pm | No Comment
Kissing in Kapowsin (ca. 1918)

Here’s a postcard from Leo out of Kapowsin from the early 1900’s (based on the dress) and the age of the card.
The first post office in Kapowsin was called Kapousen, which was open from 1890 …

The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)
October 13, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
The Dr. Bridge Clinics and Hospitals (1910-1930)

This excerpt is taken from a Dr. A. W. Bridge biography, written by Karen Swanson. She collected information about Dr. Bridge from many of the “old timers” of Eatonville, Wash.

Clinics and Hospitals
In National it was …

Kapowsin Pharmacy (1920)
January 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Kapowsin Pharmacy (1920)

Not the best photo, but you get a blurry glimpse of the Kapowsin Pharmacy in 1920.
Photo courtesy of Olde Town Kapowsin.
Click on image to enlarge.

Eatonville Elcos — Tacoma City Basketball League (1935)
December 26, 2013 – 5:41 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Elcos — Tacoma City Basketball League (1935)

Bill Smith was coach and manager of the Eatonvile Elcos (Eatonville Lumber Co.) in the TAcoma Basketball League 1935-36. He also referred for 25 years.
(The center article reads)
The Hoop Looper Roster is Filled
The Eatonville Lumber …

Boats and Cabins at Kapowsin (ca. 1920s)
November 16, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Boats and Cabins at Kapowsin (ca. 1920s)

This wonderful shot of an older man, dog and boy comes to us from the Olde Towne Kapowsin Facebook page.
The sign reads: Kapowsin-Paradise, 300 ft., J. Shea, Boats -Cabins
If anyone has any information you can …