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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Murphy Logging Takes Down a Big Tree (1950s)
November 12, 2011 – 4:50 pm | 6 Comments
Murphy Logging Takes Down a Big Tree (1950s)

Here we see a big tree coming down and then paraded by Murphy Logging in the 50s. The tree was so big, it was hauled out on more than one truck.
Eatonville’s, Murphy Logging is no …

Snapshots of Eatonville’s Early Logging (and a few terms)
October 9, 2011 – 5:42 pm | One Comment
Snapshots of Eatonville’s Early Logging (and a few terms)

Eatonville was built on logging. Here are a few snapshots of the loggers of the early days and a few logging terms that live on today.
Blow Down: 
A tree felled by the wind or some …

Logging — 1902 to 1970
September 15, 2011 – 5:14 pm | 4 Comments
Logging — 1902 to 1970

Logging was vital to Eatonville form the very beginning. Here are a few pictures covering seven decades of logging.
Photo #1: This first picture was taken September 1902, and the log is headed off for the …

The first tree cut in Eatonville . . . well maybe
September 14, 2011 – 3:53 pm | 4 Comments
The first tree cut in Eatonville . . . well maybe

The caption that went with this photo was “First tree cut in Eatonville location near Depot”. Judging by the trees that have been felled around it, it wasn’t the first. But it was definitely a …

Willie Boettcher and Some Home Surgery
August 29, 2011 – 3:59 pm | 4 Comments
Willie Boettcher and Some Home Surgery

This story was told to me by Dr. Tom Van Eaton. I’ll try to do it justice.
Willie Boettcher was a woodsman. Like the rest of his family, he was used to big trees and bigger …

Three-Wheel Logging Truck
August 27, 2011 – 3:55 pm | 4 Comments
Three-Wheel Logging Truck

I’m not sure what is more amazing about this Eatonville logging photo: the hard rubber tires, the fact that this vehicle only has three tires, or the size of the log, which looks like it …

Lumberman’s Hospital (ca 1920s)
July 8, 2011 – 7:00 am | 5 Comments
Lumberman’s Hospital (ca 1920s)

Recognize this building? It’s the home across from the high school on Mashell, only back in the day it was the Lumberman’s Hospital.
Insurance for Loggers
Dr. A. W. Bridge has a contract with the Eatonville Lumber …

Mack Logging Truck — 1920s
June 21, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Mack Logging Truck — 1920s

Loggers have been falling trees from Eatonville to Rainier for generations. This 1926 Mack Truck, must have been quite the rig in it’s time.
The tires are a far cry from today’s commercial truck tires. Here’s …

Logging in the 40s
March 13, 2011 – 4:08 pm | One Comment
Logging in the 40s

These loggers thought they were high tech back in the 40s. This photo shows the shift from steam to diesel power in in the woods. Pat Van Eaton says this eliminated the need for water and the …