Pete Peterson’s Shoe Repair (ca. 1930s)


Pete Peterson's show repair shop
Pete Peterson’s show repair shop

Pete Peterson ran a show repair shop in Eatonville. By the looks of this picture he did a lot of work with boots, which is not surprising considering all the loggers, famers and mill workers around town.

The shoe repair shop was between the Methodist Church and the old movie hall on Marshell Ave. (where the Dispatch is today).

Mashell Ave. - 1917
Mashell Ave. – 1917

Pat Van Eaton says that the Petersens (Frank and Pete) were from Denmark. “Pete could repair shoes and passed his show repair machine on to Dr. Tom Van Eaton. Pete Jr. worked most of his life operating heavy equipment in the Portland, Ore., area. He was also a member of the Eatonville 1932 Class B Championship basketball team and is buried in the Petersen family plot in the Eatonville cemetery.”

Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.

Click in images to enlarge.


2 responses to “Pete Peterson’s Shoe Repair (ca. 1930s)”

  1. These Petersens were from Denmark they had sons named Frank & Pete.The younger Pete could also repair shoes & passed his shoe repair machine on to Dr Tom Van Eaton. Pete Jr worked most of his life operating heavy equipment in the Portland OR area.He was also a member of the Eatonville 1932 class B championship basketball team & is buried in the Petersen family plot in the Eatonville Cemetery.

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