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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Logging in National
February 24, 2017 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Logging in National

These images come from Sandra Wood, who found them in her father’s things. Since he logged up in National, she assumes they are from that area.
Enjoy!
Photos courtesy of Sandra Wood.
Click on images to enlarge.

 
 

National Mill, ca. 1940s
January 6, 2017 – 3:39 am | 5 Comments
National Mill, ca. 1940s

For those of you who find town of National, and the mill that used operate there, fascinating, then you’re in for a treat. This image comes from David Gestrid.  He says, “My dad was  born in …

National Map (1908)
May 10, 2016 – 9:00 am | 11 Comments
National Map (1908)

This is 1908 plat map of National, filed with Pierce County.
Pat Walgamott says, “An “unofficial” plat of the National townsite;  as far as I know the town never fulfilled its expectations!  This was sent in …

Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs
May 2, 2016 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Eatonville Bank, 1964 . . . Take a Look at those Signs

These shots of the Eatonville Bank are interesting, not just because they were taken in 1964, and things haven’t changed all that much, but because also of the sign out front.
Listed are the following if you …

Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)
April 26, 2016 – 4:41 pm | One Comment
Cookhouse at National (ca. 1911)

Nice shot of the cookhouse at National. It was one one of the first structures built in preparation for the Pacific National Lumber Company (PNLC) mill. Smith H. Miller, sec/and bookkeeper for the company  lived here …

A Drive Down an early Canyon Road
April 12, 2016 – 5:24 pm | One Comment
A Drive Down an early Canyon Road

Pat Walgamott says, “I found this picture of the road along the Nisqually River about 1909….at least what can be seen of it. This is my grandfather driving, Smith H. Miller, from National driving three ladies …

Tokens from National (late 1800s and early 1900s)
April 7, 2015 – 10:15 pm | One Comment
Tokens from National (late 1800s and early 1900s)

The old-timers might remember the town of National, a logging town up the line. There isn’t much left not except for some photos.
Randy Stewart also came across some tokens from the town. Both are from C.C. Ketchum …

Old Trestle Near National (ca. 1987)
January 2, 2015 – 11:57 pm | One Comment
Old Trestle Near National (ca. 1987)

“Taken about 28 years ago, this is a old trestle near National on the south side of the Nisqually River, about a half mile from the National mill pond. A beaver dam on Lake Creek …

Logging in National (ca. 1920)
December 28, 2014 – 1:14 am | One Comment
Logging in National (ca. 1920)

National, Wash. was an active logging area for years. A widely known photographer, Clark Kinsey, who documented the Northwest logging industry took some amazing pictures of the logging sites.
Here is a Kinsey shot taken around 1920. …

Saw Filers in National
May 19, 2014 – 4:39 pm | 2 Comments
Saw Filers in National

These two saw filers (probably out of National, Wash.,) played an important role in the woods. If the saws weren’t sharp, the trees couldn’t come down.
Today there are still saw filers who maintain and repair …