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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Stage Coach to Mount Rainier
April 4, 2012 – 10:53 pm | No Comment
Stage Coach to Mount Rainier

Taking a stage coach to Mount Rainier was a time consuming event at the turn on the 20th century.
“Captain H.M. Chittenden, the famed road builder of Yellowstone National Park, was horrified when he visited Mount …

Don’t Feed the Bear (Mount Rainier ca. 1940s)
March 26, 2012 – 4:24 pm | 2 Comments
Don’t Feed the Bear (Mount Rainier ca. 1940s)

They always tell you, don’t feed the bear. But people just can’t seem to help themselves.
Here are some folks feeding a bear at Mount Rainier, probably in late 40s. It looks like a cub standing …

Mount Rainier Entrance – early 1900s
February 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mount Rainier Entrance – early 1900s

In 1899, Mount Rainier was the fifth area in the United States to be designated a National Park.
In 1911 the first car reached the area. As roads and railways began pushing into the wilderness, and …

Jesse Dawkins: Restaurant Proprietor? Storeowner? Teacher? Yes, and more!
October 13, 2011 – 9:03 am | 7 Comments
Jesse Dawkins: Restaurant Proprietor? Storeowner? Teacher? Yes, and more!

This story, written by Sheryl Hegg, ran in The Dispatch on August 22, 1979
The name Jesse Dawkins inspires different recollections from different people in the area. People here in the 1940s remembered that Jesse Dawkins …

Lake View Hotel – What do you know?
September 13, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Lake View Hotel – What do you know?

I found this great photo of the Lake View Hotel, which looks like it was a great place to stay on your way to Rainier. Judging by the cars, the picture was taken around the …