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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First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)
July 3, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
First Eatonville School House (ca. 1905)

The Eatonville School District has come a long way in the last 100+ years. This was Eatonville’s first schoolhouse. You can find it today at Glacier View Park. 
Here is some information about the little school house …

Van Eaton home in the early 1960s
January 19, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Van Eaton home in the early 1960s

The Van Eaton home has experienced some transformations. Built originally in 1898 by T.C. Van Eaton, it was looking a bit worn down here in 1960s.
Justin Van Eaton says, “My Grandmother Elsie Van Eaton used …

Eatonville Mail Bag (early 1900s)
August 17, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Mail Bag (early 1900s)

Eatonville has always had a post office. In fact it was one of the first things T. C. Van Eaton set up when the town was founded. Our first post office opened July 25, 1890.
Here are …

The First EHS Graduates – 1914
July 14, 2014 – 9:34 pm | No Comment
The First EHS Graduates – 1914

This is a big year for Eatonville High School. It marks the 100th high school graduation.
The 1914 class was a particularly small one — two students — Ed Christensen and Susan Van Eaton. There is no picture …

Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden
March 24, 2014 – 5:25 pm | One Comment
Nellie Van Eaton in her Garden

T. C. Van Eaton may be known as Eatonville’s founder. But what about his wife? Because everyone knows that behind every man there’s a great woman.
Meet that great women, Nellie Van Eaton. She’s pictured here …

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. …

T.C. Van Eaton and Lenore Van Eaton
September 16, 2013 – 5:46 pm | 4 Comments
T.C. Van Eaton and Lenore Van Eaton

Thomas Cobb (T.C.) Van Eaton  was married to his first wife, Lenore, in 1887. They had two children and my understanding is that they both died before they were five years old. Here is a …

The Life and Times of T.C. Van Eaton’s Cabin
August 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Life and Times of T.C. Van Eaton’s Cabin

If walls could talk, T.C. Van Eaton’s little log cabin out at the Millpond Park would have a lot to say.
When T.C. Van Eaton purchased the dense woods that would one day become Eatonville, the …

T. C. Van Eaton (ca. 1950)
July 30, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment
T. C. Van Eaton (ca. 1950)

When T.C. Van Eaton decided to start up a town, there wasn’t much more than trees. Today, I think he’d be pleased with the progress.
Here’s T.C. around 1950 doing a little work in his  yard.
Photo courtesy …

Snow Hotel and Van Eaton Cabin (ca. 1912)
June 2, 2013 – 1:36 pm | No Comment
Snow Hotel and Van Eaton Cabin (ca. 1912)

This is an early shot of Hotel Snow, which was built around 1912. There are a number of pictures of this hotel on this site, as well at the Eatonville Hotel that took its place …