Month: March 2018

Elbe IOOF, 1954

Elbe, 1954
Elbe, 1954

The exact date of this image is unknown, but was probably taken around January, 1954.

The writing on the photo reads “Elbe BM – across from Depot – CMP.S.”

To the right is a a clear view of is the Elbe IOOF(Independent Order of Odd Fellows) building, which still stands today.

You can see Lambert’s Quick Lunch in the background. That building, however, is no longer standing. “. . . Lambert’s Lunch and Service Station sold to Stanley Johnson and later became the A&M Cafe burned down.” (History of Southeastern Pierce County.)

Anyone else spot anything else?

Photo courtesy of Terry Maves and Tacoma Power.

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Elbe Church, 1944

Elbe Church, 1944
Elbe Church, 1944

Today, the tiny Elbe Church built in 1906 is beautifully preserved. However, back on November 15, 1944, it looked like it could use a little TLC.

“A founder of the town, Heinrich Lutkens, donated the land and material for the church. Pastor Karl Kilian, who designed this simple yet pleasing building, served his Elbe flock from 1906 to 1933.”

For more information on the church, you can visit their website by clicking here. 

Photo courtesy of Terry Maves and Tacoma Power. 

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Elbe Railroad Crossing 1944

Train coming out of Elbe, 1944
Train coming out of Elbe, 1944

If you had been driving up from Eatonville to Eble in 1944, you may have had to stop for this train, at the “relocation” crossing. (The train tracks had to be rerouted to accommodate the new dam going in.)

Today the trains are a tourist event, but back then they were vital part of the  community.

Photo courtesy of Terry Maves and Tacoma Power. 

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Sachs Corner in Elbe, December 2, 1942

Sachs Corner, 1942
Sachs Corner, 1942

Here we have Sachs Corner located in Elbe, Washington. The information with this photo reads — December 2, 1942, Alder Basin showing logging donkey upset at Elbe.

Adam Sachs starting logging operations in the area in 1902. The first logging equipment brought over the Mashell Mt. Road by teams.

You can find out more about the Sachs family by searching “Sachs” on this website.

Image courtesy of Terry Maves.

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Eatonville Hospital – 1921

Letter to Eatonville Hospital 1921
Letter to Eatonville Hospital 1921

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please share.)

I do know that the hospital used to be in the building across from the high school on Mashell. You can check it out next time you drive by.

Lumberman's Hospital, April 1912
Lumberman’s Hospital, April 1912

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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