On July 4, 1915, construction started on the new Eatonville High School and it was dedicated in 1916.
This school would turn out be second to none. Articles were written about it and the town was extremely proud. Below are just a few pictures of the school that was said to be 25 years ahead of its time.
The History of Tacoma Eastern Area says that, in 1914, while B.W. Lyon was superintendent of the Eatonville schools, the county superintendent, L.L. Benbow, added sections of timberlands to the Eatonville School District to provide additional tax revenues to build quality schools in eastern Pierce County. In 1914, the Eatonville School Board consisted of N.P. Christensen, Chairman and R.M. Engle and O. Johnson.
Photos courtesy of the Haynes family.
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6 responses to “New Eatonville School – 1915”
hi people i like this website
I see they are wearing swimming suits, we had to skinny dip when I was in school!
So, I’m guessing you didn’t have co-ed gym. 🙂
Well Di, My memory is not as good as it used to be, but I don’t think so.
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