Here is a before and after picture of Mashell Ave. The first shot is 1917 and then second was taken in 2011, 95 years later.
1917 was the first year of WWI and some of Eatonville’s young men went off to war. With the lack of men to work the mills, wages went up. (Common laborers back then were getting $3.00 to $3.50 for a 10-hour day.)
Photos courtesy of Rich Williams and Chris Bivins.
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