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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Eatonville Stage – 1937
April 18, 2013 – 5:16 pm | 4 Comments
Eatonville Stage – 1937

This ad for the Eatonville-Tacoma Stage Company ran in the Mashell Telephone Company phonebook’s inside cover in 1937. The stage took folks all over — Kapowsin, Electron and transferred people at Johnson’s Corner from the …

Malcolm’s Meat Shop (1948)
February 11, 2013 – 6:23 pm | No Comment
Malcolm’s Meat Shop (1948)

You’re getting a glimpse of Malcolm’s Meat Shop in August 1948 (or at least that’s what the date appears to be on the calendar behind the butcher).
Olaf Malcolm was a second-generation butcher from Norway and arrived …

Request for Expenses to T. C. Van Eaton (1925)
June 11, 2012 – 3:23 pm | 2 Comments
Request for Expenses to T. C. Van Eaton (1925)

I enjoy photos of days gone by, but it’s things like this — a request for payment of expenses on New Washington Hotel stationery from L. L. Barrbow to T. C. Van Eaton — that …

Community Day (aka May Day)
May 4, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Community Day (aka May Day)

Growing up, I was confused about May Day. Why did some people call it Community Day and others May Day? Why did only our town celebrate it? And what was with the Maypole?
Now that I’ve …

Postcards from Kapowsin (1908)
March 2, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Postcards from Kapowsin (1908)

These postcards were written in 1908 by Sweed, Anders Gustofson, from Kapowsin, to an Elisabeth Bergman. It’s hard not to wonder if they were friends, family or lovers. In any event, it looks like June …

Kapowsin in 1907
March 1, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Kapowsin in 1907

This postcard gives you a snapshot of old Kapowsin in 1907. I’m not sure who wrote the card, but they seem pleased to be there.
It reads: Read your card a short time ago and was …

In the Shadow of the Mountain
September 20, 2011 – 4:41 pm | 24 Comments
In the Shadow of the Mountain

In the Shadow of the Mountain is written by local writer, Lawrence D. “Andy” Anderson. The book covers the history of early Graham, Kapowsin, Benston, Electron, as well as upper Ohop Valley and other spots …

Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater
April 9, 2011 – 3:17 pm | 4 Comments
Movies in Eatonville – Roxy Theater

Eatonville’s Roxy theater in town was built by A.G. Pecchia back in 1942. It was just one of many.
Mr. Pecchia came into the movie business by accident. Around 1920,  a man who was renting Pecchia’s …

Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge
March 6, 2011 – 6:27 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville’s First Doctor – A.W. Bridge

What do Eatonville and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital have in common? Answer: Dr. A. W. Bridge.
In 1909 a young doctor, Albert Wellington (A.W.) Bridge, schooled at the Vermont Medical School, arrived in Eatonville carrying his …

The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames
March 5, 2011 – 4:43 pm | 10 Comments
The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames

It was September 21, 1924, and the townspeople of Eatonville were battling a string of arsons. Little did they know the real fire was yet to come.
Rumor has it, that afternoon in Alder a Fire …