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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Tom (T.C.) Van Eaton’s Baseball team (1911)
July 13, 2011 – 9:04 am | No Comment
Tom (T.C.) Van Eaton’s Baseball team (1911)

This article appeared in the Eatonville Dispatch’s 1959, 50th Anniversary section:
Little League baseball players in Eatonville these days will be interested to know that “way back when,” approximately 1911 the very young of the community …

T.C. Van Eaton’s Ad for City Lots (1913)
June 28, 2011 – 4:08 pm | One Comment
T.C. Van Eaton’s Ad for City Lots (1913)

This ad appeared in the 1913-1914 Eatonville School catalog. If you were interested in building a home in Eatonville, T.C. Van Eaton was the guy to get ahold of.
He offers easy terms of $5 to …

Malcolms Make Their Mark
June 25, 2011 – 7:00 am | 9 Comments
Malcolms Make Their Mark

When Olaf Malcom arrived in 1918, he couldn’t have imagined the impact his family would have.
Olaf Malcom was a second-generation butcher from Norway. He homesteaded just outside Eatonville (where Rich Collins lives today) and built …

Post Office – 1913
June 23, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Post Office – 1913

In 1913 the postoffice was open, even on Christmas.
This picture is scanned from a postcard written to Mr. and Mrs. H. Kjelstad on December 25, 1913, and postdated the same day. Postage back then was …

Nate and Sara Williams (ca. 1920)
June 21, 2011 – 10:27 pm | 5 Comments
Nate and Sara Williams (ca. 1920)

Nate Williams came out with T.C. Van Eaton and helped found Eatonville. Nate married T.C.’s sister, Sara Elizabeth Van Eaton.
They didn’t marry in Eatonville, but instead at the Pine Ridge Agency , south of the Sioux …

The Girls are Packing Heat
May 20, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
The Girls are Packing Heat

This photos, taken in the early 1900s, includes (left to right): Susie Scoggins, Emma Parshall, Bud Scoggins, Flora Lish and Bessie Fiander.
The Fianders are some of the easliest settlers. Here is an excerpt from the …

Tall Timber Used to be a Garage
May 15, 2011 – 4:11 am | 8 Comments
Tall Timber Used to be a Garage

Recognize this building? It’s Charlie Williams Garage — today known as the Tall Timber restaurant, located on Mashell Ave.
Charlie’s garage was built with money from the 1898 Yukon Gold Rush.
The Stage (far left) is a …

Snow Hotel
April 21, 2011 – 11:11 pm | 2 Comments
Snow Hotel

C. C. Snow owned the Snow Hotel, and incorporated  T. C. Van Eaton’s log house into one of the sections.
Built around 1912, it was partly made of hard-hewn logs, originally chinked with clay, and partly …

Eatonville Pioneer [Nathan Williams] is Stricken
April 19, 2011 – 3:49 pm | 10 Comments
Eatonville Pioneer [Nathan Williams] is Stricken

Eatonville Pioneer is Stricken
Death closes long and active career of one of Eatonville’s earliest settlers
Article from Tacoma News-Tribune — Feb. 1934
Written by Jos. C. Larin

Nathan Williams, aged 83 years, was …

Eatonville’s First Store (1890)
April 1, 2011 – 10:15 pm | One Comment
Eatonville’s First Store (1890)

The entire population of Eatonville gathered for this picture when it was taken  — around 1890.
Below is what was written about  this photo in the 1959 Dispatch:
A settlement of a few buildings grouped together behind …