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 look at Ohop Bob, Told by its Waitresses
August 18, 2011 – 1:00 am | 9 Comments
A look at Ohop Bob, Told by its Waitresses

Ohop Bob was an upscale restaurant, banquet hall and motel, all wrapped up in one. Originally built by a cycle club, it was further developed in 1914 by the Washington Automotive Club for their two-day …

Torger Peterson’s Original Ohop maps
August 11, 2011 – 3:10 pm | No Comment
Torger Peterson’s Original Ohop maps

For those of you who need a quick Torger Peterson 101, he was the man who first settled in Ohop Valley. He wrote a small story about the account in this post.
I got a chance …

Ohop Valley — early 1900s
June 24, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Ohop Valley — early 1900s

When you hear about Ohop Valley, you probably think of the Pioneer Farm or the Nisqually Land Trust, where they are doing a lot of restoration work on the creek.
Up until the 1980s through, the …

Toger Peterson — A Race to Settle Ohop Valley
April 15, 2011 – 6:14 pm | 9 Comments
Toger Peterson — A Race to Settle Ohop Valley

Below are the words of Toger Peterson — an Ohop Valley settler and an early County Commissioner.
He wrote this around 1925, and speaks about the race to settle Ohop Valley as well as work …

Torger Peterson Finds Ohop Valley and Builds a Road to Rainier
April 8, 2011 – 5:09 pm | 27 Comments
Torger Peterson Finds Ohop Valley and Builds a Road to Rainier

The following is one of two memoires written by Torger Perterson (courtesy of Gary Hendrickson). Torger was an original settler of Ohop Valley and tells here how he came, settled and worked to get a …

Bomber Goes Missing in 1946
March 22, 2011 – 12:23 am | One Comment
Bomber Goes Missing in 1946

March, 2011 this postcard appeared on Ebay.com. I purchased in part because I live in Ohop Valley, but also because of the message on top: “25 Marine fliers lost here December 1946. Bodies found summer …

A Tale of Two Cabins
March 16, 2011 – 12:01 am | No Comment
A Tale of Two Cabins

The book focuses on three settler families of the 1800s whose preserved log cabins now stand at the Pioneer Farm Museum.
The 54-page book, with many excellent photos, also describes major events and developments that affected …

History of Southeastern Pierce County
March 6, 2011 – 6:14 am | 32 Comments
History of Southeastern Pierce County

History of Southeastern Pierce County
Besides a history of Eatonville, Ohop Valley, Longmire, Ashford, National, Elbe, Alder and LaGrande, this 235-page book also includes 154 photographs, an every-name index to text and photographs and the …

The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames
March 5, 2011 – 4:43 pm | 10 Comments
The Day Eatonville Almost Went Up in Flames

It was September 21, 1924, and the townspeople of Eatonville were battling a string of arsons. Little did they know the real fire was yet to come.
Rumor has it, that afternoon in Alder a Fire …