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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Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)
January 29, 2013 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)

The move from horses to cars didn’t happen overnight. You can see from this picture of Mashell Avenue during the winter of 1914.
Per Pat Van Eaton, this pictures shows a big time of change for Eatonville. …

Mashell Telephone Exchange
January 28, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Mashell Telephone Exchange

N. P. Christensen b0ught the  Mashell Telephone Exchange from Dye and Biggs in 1912. Despite the fact that Mashell Ave. is dirt, this picture looks like it could have been taken yesterday.
It wasn’t quite the …

Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)
January 11, 2013 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Mashell Avenue and Red Man Hall (ca. 1910)

This is a muddy photo of a muddy Mashell Ave. in the early 1900s. The Methodist Churh, which is still standing today is on the left. The Red Men Hall is on the right.
“The Nisqually …

Snow on Mashell (ca. 1905)
December 19, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Snow on Mashell (ca. 1905)

It the first snowfall of the season tonight, so this picture seemed fitting — Mashell Avenue around 1905 during a snow. Even a local dog was out enjoying things.
I believe the shot was taken at …

Farmer Parked Outside the Red and White (ca. 1929)
September 27, 2012 – 4:14 pm | 4 Comments
Farmer Parked Outside the Red and White (ca. 1929)

A hay truck parked outside the Red and White store on Mashell Ave. in 1929 wasn’t an uncommon sight.
During the 1920s farmers stacked hay loose, versus in bales like today. Before combustion engines, hay was cut …

Eatonville’s Early Dentist — Dr. David B. Cook
September 21, 2012 – 1:45 pm | No Comment
Eatonville’s Early Dentist — Dr. David B. Cook

Don Cook just told me that his father, Dr. David B. Cook was a dentist for The Bridge Clinic. That’s him, third from the right.

Don says, “He traveled rural Pierce County with a portable foot operated …

Center Street and Gas Street Lighting (ca. 1913)
August 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Center Street and Gas Street Lighting (ca. 1913)

This picture taken around 1913 looks down Center Street from just above the Mashell Ave./Center Street intersection. To the right you can see the well house in front of the hotel. And on the other …

Mashell Ave ca. 1915
August 14, 2012 – 12:28 am | 2 Comments
Mashell Ave ca. 1915

Lucky for us, people just couldn’t stop taking pictures of Mashell Ave. throughout the years.  This one was taken around 1915. The cards were simple, the sidewalks were wood and the road was still dirt.
To …

Why we have that weird intersection at Mashell and Center
August 10, 2012 – 4:24 pm | 7 Comments
Why we have that weird intersection at Mashell and Center

The intersection at Mashell and Center is an odd one —  Center almost lining up with itself, but not quite. Makes you wonder if the town planners had one too many beers that night. The …

First Sidewalks on Mashell Ave.
July 29, 2012 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
First Sidewalks on Mashell Ave.

The photo isn’t super clear, but you can see the what looks sidewalks going in on Mashell Ave. in front of the Redman Hall (now the approximately where Jebinos parking lot is now.). Across the …