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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A Drive to Rainier (1920s)
August 2, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
A Drive to Rainier (1920s)

The roads in Eatonville this weekend were packed with people taking a drive up to Mount Rainier, a popular past time for over a century.
Here are a couple shots of folks taking the trip around …

Drive up to Mount Rainier (ca. 1920)
July 23, 2013 – 7:27 pm | One Comment
Drive up to Mount Rainier (ca. 1920)

Folks have been driving up to Mount Rainier since there were wheels to get the up there.
If you’ve been up to Paradise, you’ll see breathtaking views of the mountain and fields of wildflowers. It wasn’t …

Boettchers at Paradise
July 16, 2013 – 9:45 pm | No Comment
Boettchers at Paradise

Mount Rainier has been a popular destination for many years. However, camping gear has come a ways.
Here are the Boettchers camping at Mt. Rainier about 100 years ago. The back of the photo reads . …

More on Mt. View Cafe
February 5, 2013 – 4:44 am | 2 Comments
More on Mt. View Cafe

The Mt. View Cafe was part of the Ford building in Eatonville. Rosemarie Van Cleve says that George Van Cleve Sr. (Pappy) built the building intending this portion of the building to a showroom, but …

Gibraltar Rock (ca. 1905)
December 31, 2012 – 11:28 pm | No Comment
Gibraltar Rock (ca. 1905)

The (ca. 1905) postcard mailed from Ashford, Wash., reads:
“This ledge of rock juts out several feet from summit and you have to be pulled over it by a rope. I did not try this as …

Skiing on Mazama Ridge, Rainier National Park
December 8, 2012 – 4:32 pm | No Comment
Skiing on Mazama Ridge, Rainier National Park

This 1938 postcard shows a glimpse of what skiing looked like at Mazma Ridge at Mt. Rainier.  It looks much the same today.
“Sublime – that’s the word that best describes the view from Mazama Ridge when …

Loggers Loving Mount Rainier (ca. 1960s)
November 27, 2012 – 6:34 pm | 6 Comments
Loggers Loving Mount Rainier (ca. 1960s)

These loggers are taking a break to appreciate Mount Rainier. Sometimes you just have to. It takes your breath away — even for locals.
We take for granted how easy it is to get up in …

In the Shadow of Mount Rainier (1971)
September 14, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment
In the Shadow of Mount Rainier (1971)

This press shot was taken for a newspaper story in 1971 and captures how Mountain Rainier towers over the town.
Lots of people have asked me, “Aren’t you afraid to live so close to an active …

Paradise Valley, August 1898
July 24, 2012 – 2:21 am | No Comment
Paradise Valley, August 1898

This photo of Paradise Valley was taken by an Eatonville family in August 1898. The mountain hasn’t changed much in the last 120 years, but not so back on lower ground. The Spanish-American War was taking place and …

Eatonville and Indian Legends of Mount Rainer
June 18, 2012 – 5:19 pm | 4 Comments
Eatonville and Indian Legends of Mount Rainer

This early shot of Eatonville shows a big of the downtown with Mount Rainier in the background.
Native American Legends
Native Americans saw mountains and male or female. It turns out that depending on the legend, Mount …