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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Road to Rainier (ca. 1917)
May 6, 2014 – 10:00 pm | One Comment
Road to Rainier (ca. 1917)

This postcard shows what I think was the Mountain Highway (Highway 7) back around 1917 or earlier. The cars would be come down the hill into Ohop Valley.
The deer an interesting addition.
The note on the …

Louie Mettler (ca. 1920)
April 11, 2014 – 9:11 pm | No Comment
Louie Mettler (ca. 1920)

 
Louie Mettler had this picture taken in San Francisco, Calif., after coming over from Switzerland to find work. He was born in 1894, and was the oldest of three brothers. He came to the U.S. …

Haying at the Larson Farm (ca. 1925)
March 11, 2014 – 8:47 pm | No Comment
Haying at the Larson Farm (ca. 1925)

Not that long ago, you threw hay on the wagon instead of bales. Here is young Clint — with his pup — helping hay at the Larson family farm in Ohop Valley. The home is …

Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946
March 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Overhead view of Eatonville, 1946

This picture of Eatonville ran in a paper September 1, 1946.
Caption with Picture:  Eatonville, named for T. C. Van Eaton, who platted its townsite in 1888, was in early days surrounded by dense, virgin forest. …

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 …

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 …

Ohop Valley, Then and Then
August 6, 2013 – 5:22 pm | One Comment
Ohop Valley, Then and Then

Got these two RPPCs (real photo post cards) off Ebay of Ohop Valley. They show the early farms and their development. The first one was taken been 1907-1920, then second was a little later (ca. …

Olga (Olden) Strickland – young girl and beyond
July 9, 2013 – 5:31 pm | 4 Comments
Olga (Olden) Strickland – young girl and beyond

The Oldens were some of the first pioneers of Ohop Valley — specifically Louis and Emma Olden. There were also Olden children, including Olga, her sister Hannah Olden, and brother Norman Olden. Olga Helene Olden would …

Canyon Road Construction – Torger Peterson and LOTS more
July 4, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Canyon Road Construction – Torger Peterson and LOTS more

The Canyon Road (a piece of Highway 7) was quite an operation — basically chiseled (or should I say blown away with dynamite) from a cliff wall.
In the center is Ohop Valley pioneer, Torger Peterson, …

A Page from the Kjelstad Photo Album (ca. 1917)
June 6, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
A Page from the Kjelstad Photo Album (ca. 1917)

This page comes straight from the Kjelstad family photo album. Several of the photos give you a glimpse of farming in Ohop Valley back in the early 1900s when tractors weren’t part of the landscape yet. …