This little barrel owned by Steve Burwash came from the Christensen store many years back. Steve says that when he played in a little band, his son Martin Burwash used it as a stool.
The barrel still faintly shows the Christensen name, as well as Eatonville, and Washington Street. When I asked Steve (who is now 93) what came in the barrel, he didn’t know but said, “Pickles used to come in a barrel like that.”
This barrel, I believe, will be donated to the Eatonville museum (aka the little cabin out by Mill Pond).
Steve Burwash is leaving his farm out in Ohop Valley this week. The farm is now owned by the Nisqually Land Trust. I hope they understand the historical significance of this little farm.
Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.
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