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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The Driver Training Car (1961)
August 16, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment
The Driver Training Car (1961)

John Van Eaton and Hans Olson shake hands in front of the Methodist Church on Mashell Ave. in September 1961. The plaque on the car reads: The Driver Training Car, Provided as a Public Service by …

Mashell Ave. in 1942
August 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. in 1942

Josie Johnston posted this picture on Facebook the other day. It inspired some memories from locals.
Josie: I’m just messing around on some historical research sites today and found this very cool view of what the Hotes …

A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)
July 23, 2016 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
A Look Down Center Street (ca. 1950s)

This image comes straight from the Eatonville History Facebook page and was posted by Josie Johnston: “This is looking down Center towards Mashell if you were standing in the street near modern day Community Center.”
Ryan …

First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)
July 3, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville School District has come a long way in the last 100+ years. This was Eatonville’s first schoolhouse. You can find it today at Glacier View Park. 
Here is some information about the little school house …

Hotes Masonic Temple, Post Office and Dispatch 1964
June 1, 2016 – 12:24 am | One Comment
Hotes Masonic Temple, Post Office and Dispatch 1964

In 1964, the year Mary Poppins hit the screen and Elizabeth Taylor was marrying Richard Burton for the first time, Eatonville was fairly quiet.
This shot of the Hotes Masonic Temple (next to the Roxy) on Mashell Ave., …

Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)
May 11, 2016 – 9:52 pm | 2 Comments
Mashell Ave. (ca. 1959)

A view of Mashell Ave. in the late 1950s. The Eatonville Dispatch and Post Office have since found new homes, but otherwise things, don’t look all that much different. The Roxy is still playing movies!
Also interesting …

Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)
May 7, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Robin Hood Day Parade (1955)

Robin Hood Day of 1955 was part of the Operation Bootstrap. Bootstrap was Eatonville’s attempt to reinvent itself and bring in new business after the closing of the Eatonville Lumber Mill — it’s primary business.
These shots …

Car Crashes into Building on Mashell, 1960
May 6, 2016 – 7:18 pm | 4 Comments
Car Crashes into Building on Mashell, 1960

This wreck took place March, 1960. Did some damage to the Dodge building on Mashell Ave., which I believe was the old Sears building across kitty corner from the bank. It looks like it involved …

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 …

Long Logs coming through Eatonville, 1960
April 23, 2016 – 7:00 am | 10 Comments
Long Logs coming through Eatonville, 1960

This load of logs came down Mashell Ave. in March, 1960. In fact, the truck is stopped at the corner of Center Street and Mashell.
I can’t tell by the image what logging outfit this was. …