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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Van Eaton’s General Store (ca. 1910)
April 10, 2013 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Van Eaton’s General Store (ca. 1910)

T.C. Van Eaton built the first general store — where Kirk’s Pharmacy stands today — and in 1912 sold it to A. Y. Lindsey Co. 
This appears to be the back half of the store, and …

T.C. Van Eaton Builds home for his mother (ca. 1900)
February 14, 2013 – 11:04 pm | 2 Comments
T.C. Van Eaton Builds home for his mother (ca. 1900)

These pictures are of the home T.C. Van Eaton built for his mother, Carolyn Emerson. The house is still standing, next to the large Van Eaton home above the medical billing center.
My guess is that …

Van Eaton Home – Then and Now
February 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Van Eaton Home – Then and Now

T.C. Van Eaton‘s home was built in 1898. The house beside it was built for his mother.
Today the main house is owned by T.C.’s grandson, Tom Van Eaton, and looks better than ever.
For more information …

You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)
January 31, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)

In a time when we receive messages via email, Facebook and texting, “snail mail” seems a little old timey. In 1890 though, getting messages in and out of a frontier town was vital.
T.C. Van Eaton …

Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)
January 29, 2013 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Eatonville Moves from Horses to Cars 1914 (Mashell Ave.)

The move from horses to cars didn’t happen overnight. You can see from this picture of Mashell Avenue during the winter of 1914.
Per Pat Van Eaton, this pictures shows a big time of change for Eatonville. …

T. C. Van Eaton’s Stage Coaches
January 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
T. C. Van Eaton’s Stage Coaches

Here we see the stage coaches that took people from Eatonville to Tacoma.
“The two wagons in the center are T. C. Van Eaton’s stage coaches and one of the men standing by it is T.C.,” …

T. C. Van Eaton Ad for New Homes (1913)
October 25, 2012 – 3:44 pm | One Comment
T. C. Van Eaton Ad for New Homes (1913)

T. C. Van Eaton ran this ad in the 1913 Eatonville High School catalog.  Who couldn’t turn down building their home here with the new industries, excellent schools and easy terms.
This really was a good …

T.C. Van Eaton Home 1971
September 5, 2012 – 7:53 pm | One Comment
T.C. Van Eaton Home 1971

These press photos of the old T.C. Van Eaton home were taken in 1971. The small article says at the time it was being considered as a family and regional museum. It also mentions the …

First Eatonville Bakery (ca.1902)
August 14, 2012 – 3:09 pm | No Comment
First Eatonville Bakery (ca.1902)

No town is complete without a bakery. One of Eatonville’s first building’s was Chanley Chamberlain’s bakery built around 1902. Behind you can see the T.C. Van Eaton home up on the hill.
In the same year, Thomas …

Day in the Dispatch – Feb. 9, 1927
August 7, 2012 – 9:23 pm | One Comment
Day in the Dispatch – Feb. 9, 1927

This snippet from the Eatonville Dispatch, February 9, 1927, gives you a feeling for the everyday goings on in the town the. Some things harken back to a simpler time, when who visited was a …