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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Request for Expenses to T. C. Van Eaton (1925)
June 11, 2012 – 3:23 pm | 2 Comments
Request for Expenses to T. C. Van Eaton (1925)

I enjoy photos of days gone by, but it’s things like this — a request for payment of expenses on New Washington Hotel stationery from L. L. Barrbow to T. C. Van Eaton — that …

Murder in the Streets of Eatonville
June 6, 2012 – 8:25 pm | 5 Comments
Murder in the Streets of Eatonville

It reads like a scene out of Deadwood. On September 3, 1901, the Tacoma Daily Ledger reported that Charles F. Franklin, a peaceable and inoffensive farmer, had been gunned downed by Eatonville blacksmith Alexander Vance.
Vance …

Gunnar Halvarsen and other Eatonville War Vets
May 29, 2012 – 9:29 pm | No Comment
Gunnar Halvarsen and other Eatonville War Vets

On September 12, 1912, Eatonville threw a “Welcome Home” parade for the service men who had returned. “Thirty-three of them fell into line at the upper end of Mashell Avenue at the command of J. …

Van Eaton Hall (1912)
May 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Van Eaton Hall (1912)

This receipt signed by T. C. Van Eaton on October 16, 1912 allows the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 268 lease the Van Eaton Hall every Monday for a year. The cost? $50.00.
The room for rent was …

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 …

Christensen General Store (early 1900s)
April 27, 2012 – 9:58 pm | 5 Comments
Christensen General Store (early 1900s)

Today you know it as a parking lot next to Kirk’s Pharmacy, but for decades it was the place people came to shop — first as T.C.’s General store, it changed hands a few times …

A. Y. Lindsey Co. (ca. 1912)
April 22, 2012 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
A. Y. Lindsey Co. (ca. 1912)

In 1912, T.C. Van Eaton sold his store — the town’s first business — and A. Y. Lindsey Co. started selling groceries and men’s furnishings that year.
This building sits on Mashell Ave., where there’s currently …

T. C. Van Eaton’s Real Estate Office (1917)
April 18, 2012 – 9:01 pm | 3 Comments
T. C. Van Eaton’s Real Estate Office (1917)

If you wanted to buy a piece of Eatonville in 1917, it was T. C. Van Eaton that you talked to. He homesteaded the timberlands in 1889, which later became the townsite.
His real estate office …

Hazel and Helen Williams
April 15, 2012 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Hazel and Helen Williams

This stunning woman is Hazel Williams, daughter of Nate Williams. Nate was a rough and tumble man who came with T.C. Van Eaton (his brother-in-law) in 1889 to homestead in the new town of Eatonville.
Hazel …

Receive for Fire Alarm Bell
April 8, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Receive for Fire Alarm Bell

This 1911 receipt for $3.00 to T. C. Van Eaton from the town Treasurer, G. B. Ingersoll, was for money towards the Eatonville fire alarm bell. The bell cost $31.50 and was used to warn …