The caption that went with this photo was “First tree cut in Eatonville location near Depot”. Judging by the trees that have been felled around it, it wasn’t the first. But it was definitely a big one and one of the first.
The photo below shows the same spot and the Depot in 1918 — not too many years later.
The Depot is no longer standing, but Pat Van Eaton tells me it stood on the corner of Madison Ave. and Center Street (then Groe), across the street from where Arrow Lumber is now.
Photos courtesy of Gary Henricksen and Pat Van Eaton.
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