Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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Mount Rainier & Lake Washington – 1903
August 11, 2014 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
Mount Rainier & Lake Washington – 1903

This 1903 Mount Rainier postcard is interesting with a native american canoeing across what is a sparsely populated Lake Washington. I say this because I found another version of this postcard on the Tacoma Public Library …

Nisqually Glacier (early 1900s)
June 17, 2014 – 5:44 pm | No Comment
Nisqually Glacier (early 1900s)

The Nisqually Glacier was something to behold in the early 1900s when you traveled up to Mount Rainier. Unfortunately, it’s doesn’t quite look like that today.
The National Park Services says, “The Nisqually is one the …

A glimpse of Canyada Lodge (ca. 1913)
January 6, 2014 – 9:57 pm | No Comment
A glimpse of Canyada Lodge (ca. 1913)

Imagine it’s 1913. The Titanic disaster is now a year past and you’re looking forward to the fabulous year ahead. You and spouse decide to take a trip to Mount Rainier. You’ll need a place …

Employee Parties at Mount Rainier (1940s)
January 2, 2014 – 3:56 am | No Comment
Employee Parties at Mount Rainier (1940s)

Madora Dawkins worked up at Paradise Inn up at Mount Rainier, as a waitress in the 1940s. She says back then, “They always gave us real nice employee parties”. It was a way to keep spirits …

Ohop Valley 1909
December 19, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ohop Valley 1909

Ohop Valley hasn’t change a heck of a lot over the last 100 years. This postcard was sent in 1909 by “Babe” to Mrs. M. J. Edwards.
It reads . . .
Dear Mamma, I am having …

On Top of the VanCleve Ford Building in 1964
November 27, 2013 – 12:46 am | No Comment
On Top of the VanCleve Ford Building in 1964

The Van Cleve Ford building stood on Mashell Ave. It was taken down a couple years back, but if had been standing on it in August of 1964, this is what you would have seen. This …

Ohop Valley 1948
November 7, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Ohop Valley 1948

Picked up another post card on Ebay of Ohop Valley. This one is from 1948.
As you can see from the note, S. J. was excited about seeing Mount Rainier.
“Dear Folks,
We are going to be able …

Nisqually Glacier 1912
October 17, 2013 – 12:31 am | No Comment
Nisqually Glacier 1912

That’s not a mountain of rock behind those individuals. It’s a mountain of ice —  the Nisqually Glacier in 1912.
“Paradise Glacier (little Nisqually Glacier) is one of the lower glaciers, starting at an elevation of only 9,000 …

Eatonville in the late 60s
October 4, 2013 – 6:03 pm | One Comment
Eatonville in the late 60s

You’re looking at the corner of Carter St. and Pennsylvania Ave., and, of course, Mountain Rainier on a winter day. Things haven’t changed too much since then, except that maybe the roads are in a …

Paradise Lodge 1939
September 9, 2013 – 4:00 pm | 2 Comments
Paradise Lodge 1939

A peak at Paradise in 1939. It was a happening place up there, with live shows on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Mardora Dawkins says if you check under the carpets at the Paradise Inn you’ll find …