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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Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander
May 8, 2012 – 6:17 pm | 3 Comments
Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander

Our guest blogger today, Bob Walter, gives us some background of pioneers Robert and Catherine Dean Fiander.
The area’s first pioneer homesteader survived a long, hand-to-hand fight with a cougar, and lived to tell about it.
Robert …

Ohop Weekly (April 1928)
April 25, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Ohop Weekly (April 1928)

The Ohop Weekly was a school newsletter from the Edgerton School, which was located in — you guessed it — Ohop Valley. (I think the 1920 date at the top is a typo, which I …

Moving from Horse to Case Tractor (ca. 1925)
March 20, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Moving from Horse to Case Tractor (ca. 1925)

It was a big transition to move from horse to tractor. Here are pictures of Pete Peterson plowing in Ohop Valley first with his horses, and later with a 1920’s Case tractor.
My grandfather (Louie Mettler …

Olden Farm in Ohop Valley (early 1900s)
March 9, 2012 – 6:03 pm | 3 Comments
Olden Farm in Ohop Valley (early 1900s)

The Ole Olden’s family was one of the Ohop Valley pioneers. You can see their farm on the knoll in the center of the pictures.
Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis.
Click on image to enlarge.

Oldens and Larsons – Pioneers (ca. 1930)
March 6, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Oldens and Larsons – Pioneers (ca. 1930)

These three Ohop Valley pioneers are taking a well deserved break for a photo. Picture left to right is Ole Olden, his wife Hannah Olden, and her brother John Larson.
Ole and Hannah celebrated their 50th …

The Peterson Girls (ca. late 1920s)
March 4, 2012 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Peterson Girls (ca. late 1920s)

Pictured here is left to right is: (Aunt) Anna, Helen, Alice and Pearl Peterson. The photo was taken with Helen’s new camera outside Torger Peterson’s original home in Ohop Valley. You won’t find the house …

Mr. Larson and his Horse
March 3, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Mr. Larson and his Horse

It’s hard to understand how important your horses were before the combustable engine took over the hard farming labor. They helped plow, bring in hay, pull wagons . . . you name it. This is …

Ohop Valley (Early 1900s)
February 29, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Ohop Valley (Early 1900s)

A colorized version of Ohop Valley early 1900s — taken I think from the Kjelstad farm looking toward Mt. Rainier. It looks like there’s a lake in the middle, but if you’re familiar with Ohop Valley, …

Henrickson Farm in Ohop Valley – (ca. late 40s or early 50s)
February 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Henrickson Farm in Ohop Valley – (ca. late 40s or early 50s)

Today this portion of Ohop Valley is the site of Nisqually Land Trust work. But in the 1940s through the 1980s this was a working farm. The barn was built in 1947 by Fred Henrickson …

Matt Kjelstad – l978 Article from the Ruralite
February 21, 2012 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
Matt Kjelstad – l978 Article from the Ruralite

This article about Matt Kjelstad appeared in the Ruralite in 1978.
He talked about coming to Ohop Valley, clearing the land, farming, the changes after WWI, and power coming to the area.
Article courtesy of the Burwash …