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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John Van Eaton – Boy Scout in 1927
January 30, 2012 – 5:17 pm | 4 Comments
John Van Eaton – Boy Scout in 1927

When John Van Eaton (son of T. C. Van Eaton) was 14, in 1927, he was a Boy Scout. 
His Boy Scout membership certificate is great — especially the illustration of the Boy Scout helping an elderly …

John J. Van Eaton’s Family (1942)
December 17, 2011 – 7:16 pm | 2 Comments
John J. Van Eaton’s Family (1942)

Great family shot of John J. Van Eaton with his kids in 1942. His daughter Joan is on his the right, son Terry to his left, and baby James Patrick is in his arms.
John was …

Town Hall . . . and other businesses (1912)
November 29, 2011 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Town Hall . . . and other businesses (1912)

Eatonville was really starting to take off in 1912. Here is a list (per History of Southeastern Pierce County) of businesses that advertised in the Inter-Mountain Journal in December, 1912:
• Nelson-Benson real estate and insurance
• …

Eatonville Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)
October 31, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Eatonville Great Spot for Raising Chickens (1925)

This letter, presumable drafted by T.C. Van Eaton, makes the argument that Eatonville would be a wonderful spot for a poultry business. It’s definitely a draft, because you can see the scratched out words and …

T.C. Van Eaton Runs for Office (1912)
October 30, 2011 – 9:00 am | 9 Comments
T.C. Van Eaton Runs for Office (1912)

T.C. Van Eaton ran for Congress on the Republican ticket back in 1912. His wife, Nellie was right behind him. However, she was a mother first.
I’m not sure who this letter was specifically addressed to, …

T.C. Van Eaton Stationery
October 26, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
T.C. Van Eaton Stationery

What’s really impressive about T.C. Van Eaton’s stationery is the detail at the top. The illustrations show the layout of the town of Eatonville, the Van Eaton home, Mt. Rainier and the mill.
This image is …

First Town Meeting (1910)
October 2, 2011 – 2:10 am | 2 Comments
First Town Meeting (1910)

The first meeting of the Eatonville town council was held July 14, 1910 at Joseph Hearn’s jewelry store. (You may know it better today as Eatonville Outdoor.
Mr. Hearn, a member of the council, was appointed …

Center Street — Before it was Center Street
August 12, 2011 – 3:10 pm | 5 Comments
Center Street — Before it was Center Street

This photo of Grove Street (which I believe is now Center Street) makes you wonder what drew people here. This picture makes Eatonville look more like a ghost town than a growing pioneer community.

To the …

Band on the Back of a Bull – 1909
August 9, 2011 – 3:53 pm | No Comment
Band on the Back of a Bull – 1909

This article article ran in the 50th Anniversary edition of the Dispatch. And you gotta love the name of the bull — General Funston.
The article reads:
Young people of pioneer families in Eatonville around 1909 knew …

First Eatonville Graduate
July 21, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
First Eatonville Graduate

The first Eatonville High School graduate was Ed Christensen. The photo says he graduated in 1914 — the same year the first red-green traffic light was used and Edgar Rice Burroughs published Tarzan of the …