This picture and article appeared in the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Eatonville Dispatch, July 23, 1959.
“A poignant memory of persons who lived in the Eatonville area early in the century, and ofttimes talked about now, are the salmon bakes at Indian Henry‘s village near the Nisqually west of town.
A keen friendship existed between the villagers and their new white neighbors and invitations were often extended to them to attend the bakes. They would come bearing potluck food to contribute to the meal. Pictured here tending the salmon placed on T sticks around the aromatic embers of burning maple are (left to right): Mrs. George Barr, Sr., Mrs. George Barr, Jr., and Mrs. Silas Barr. Sr.”
The second photo is one of the first settler Olava Kjelstad with one of the Barr wives. If anyone knows which one, please let me know.
Photos courtesy of Pat VanEaton and Steve Burwash.
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