Old Alder When it was New

A young Boettcher in Alder wooing the ladies
A young Boettcher in Alder wooing the ladies

It’s Easter morning and I couldn’t find any Eatonville Easter pictures, but the maybe this spring day in Old Alder will do. Typical Washington, sunny day and you still need an umbrella.

The pictures is of Old Alder — back when it was new Alder to these folks. The buildings are solid and built to last, and they even put in a plank sidewalk.  Little do they know that in a handful of decades a new Alder dam will be built that will flood out the little town.

This is young Willie Boettcher, wooing the ladies.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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