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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Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948
September 7, 2016 – 5:10 pm | One Comment
Jonas Asplund, W7IG – ham radio in 1948

Jonas Asplund, was a farmer, a pilot . . . as well as a ham radio operator, call sign W71G.
QSO commonly refers to the contact between two amateur radio stations. Jonas mailed this proof of contact …

Mount Rainier Trails (early 1900s)
November 25, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mount Rainier Trails (early 1900s)

If you wanted to see the Olympic National Park earlier in the 20th century, you may have done it on horseback. This image is of tourists taking in the southern end of the Olympic National …

Echo Rock at Mt. Rainier (ca. 1908)
November 20, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Echo Rock at Mt. Rainier (ca. 1908)

This postcard of Echo Rock at Mountain Rainier is from about 1908.
Thank you Jeff Morrison for sharing.
Click on image to enlarge.
 

Ohop Bob and Ohop Valley (ca. 1914)
October 14, 2015 – 11:54 pm | No Comment
Ohop Bob and Ohop Valley (ca. 1914)

Ohop Bob was built in 1914 by the Tacoma Auto Club. It was operating as a restaurant, serving a wonderful chicken dinner, until the early 1960s.
These two postcards are an early look at the building …

A Page From Madora Dawkins’ (1940) Photo Album
September 3, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment
A Page From Madora Dawkins’ (1940) Photo Album

This page take straight from Madora Dawkins‘ photo album gives us a glimpse of what it was like in 1940 working up at the Inn at Mount Rainier.
Madora says that Mr. Poppajohn (man dressed in a …

Ohop Bob 1925 & 2015 (90 years later)
April 5, 2015 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
Ohop Bob 1925 & 2015 (90 years later)

Ohop Bob was once a wonderful restaurant and place to stay for those heading to or from Mount Rainier. Judging by this postcard, the meals were pretty good. “Aren’t you jealous? (?) Just had a …

Paradise Inn and Mount Rainier (ca. 1910)
January 20, 2015 – 10:38 pm | No Comment
Paradise Inn and Mount Rainier (ca. 1910)

This spectacular image of Mount Rainier and Paradise Inn was taken around 1910, back when you could take a 12-day cruise from New York to Nova Scotia (including meals) for $60 and “Let Me Call …

Staff of Camp In the Clouds (1911)
December 29, 2014 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Staff of Camp In the Clouds (1911)

In 1911, should be you have the chance to stay at Camp in the Clouds at Mount Rainier, you would have met a number of these folks — the staff mostly from the Ashford area.
“Kate Borden, …

Hiking on Paradise Glacier (ca. 1920s)
August 26, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Hiking on Paradise Glacier (ca. 1920s)

People probably started hiking on Mount Rainier the day the found out there was a mountain.
Here’s a postcard  of hikers in the early 1900s on Paradise Glacier (Little Nisqually Glacier). This particular glacier has been receding …

Grouts Travel to Mount Rainier (1919)
August 18, 2014 – 5:16 pm | One Comment
Grouts Travel to Mount Rainier (1919)

Families have enjoyed taking the car up to Mount Rainier since there have been cars. Here are some 1919 shots from the Grout family.
“For many years the Grout family from both sides of the mountain …