The Eatonville band has come a long way.
These two shots are of the band in about 1910. Going to the Western Washington Fair (which would have only been 10 years old at the time) was a big event. It was a six days and parking was 25 cents. The biggest attraction back then was horse racing and the fair was built around a horse track.
Back in 1910, fair was known as The Valley Fair, and it was renamed in 1913.
In the second picture, two of the smaller band members got to ride the bull — definitely something a school would frown on today.
The last picture is of the Eatonville high school band playing in the town’s July 4th parade in 2008 — 98 years later. The clothes are a little different, but the instruments look the same!
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