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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Downtown Eatonville Photos from 1947-48 – Taken with Donald Duck Camera
April 13, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment
Downtown Eatonville Photos from 1947-48 – Taken with Donald Duck Camera

I know these shots taken on Mashell Ave. are small, but that’s because they were taken by Dick Logston in 1947-48 on a Donald Duck camera he received for Christmas.
Here’s what he has to say, …

Flag Pole Going Up (1914)
December 23, 2015 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Flag Pole Going Up (1914)

This 1914 image might not be completely straight or very clear, but I love everything about it, including:
• The man at the top of the flag pole (I assume it’s a flag pole), and the …

Mashell Ave. Then and Now (1972 – 2014)
July 23, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. Then and Now (1972 – 2014)

Mashell has changed some over the the last 40+ years, but not that much.
Photos courtesy of & Pat Van Eaton.
Click on images to enlarge.

Eatonville Welding Works (ca. 1950s)
June 25, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Eatonville Welding Works (ca. 1950s)

This building doesn’t look all that different today sitting behind Sorensen’s Auto between Mashell Ave. and Washington Ave. Back then it was known as Eatonville Welding Works and owned by Van Eaton Chevrolet.
Photo courtesy of …

Van Eaton Chevrolet & John Van Eaton (1959)
April 2, 2014 – 4:40 pm | One Comment
Van Eaton Chevrolet & John Van Eaton (1959)

John Van Eaton stands outside Van Eaton Chevrolet, his automotive business on Mashell Avenue in 1959. You probably know it better today as Sorensen’s.
If you’d like to see the building of the building, just click HERE.
Picture courtesy of …

Mashell Ave. ca. 1917
March 29, 2014 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Mashell Ave. ca. 1917

Sometimes it feels like Mashell Ave. has been photographed more than any other street in Pierce County. Here’s another shot of Mashell Ave. looking up toward the high school.
This photo was taken around 1917. Amazingly, …

Mashell Ave. – ca. 1910
March 28, 2014 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Mashell Ave. – ca. 1910

The photo of the east side of  Mashell Ave. isn’t great, but you can see the wooden sidewalk at the bottom. Judging by the horse and wagon and the dirt roads, cars hadn’t arrived yet.
Photo …

Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946
March 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946

This picture of Eatonville ran in a paper September 1, 1946.
Caption with Picture:  Eatonville, named for T. C. Van Eaton, who platted its townsite in 1888, was in early days surrounded by dense, virgin forest. …

The Dinwiddle Home, 1942
January 29, 2014 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
The Dinwiddle Home, 1942

This picture was provided by Carol Block. You wouldn’t recognize the house, because it’s currently being torn down (on Mashell Ave., on the corner past Roxy).
Carol says, “This is a picture of my grandparents and …

Looking Down Mashell Ave. (early 1900s)
December 18, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Looking Down Mashell Ave.  (early 1900s)

In the early years, people in Eatonville took lots of pictures of Mashell Ave. This one was entitled “Looking Down Mashell Ave.” You can see the old theater (well, not so old then) on the left.
There …