Here are two photos of the LaGrande Aqueduct taken in LaGrande, Wash., in 1915.
In the first photo you can actually see people at the top.
Rich Williams, “The water was diverted at LaGrande Dam, and the flume ran down the west side of the river and crossed the LeGrande Canyon vie this pipeline. The pipeline ended up at the headworks reservoir in LaGrande.”
The Eatonville High School has gone through a number of transformations over the last century. Here’s the 1915 state-of the-art auditorium (with a fire proof motion picture booth), next to the 2011 version.
Even with all the changes, you can still see some similarities.
Photos courtesy of Eatonville High School, Haynes family and Pat Van Eaton.
This little garage stood on Mashell Ave., next to where Postnet stands today, and was owned by Charley Williams. In fact, that’s Charley Williams standing there in the doorway. The boy to his left is his son Ray Williams.
The picture was taken in 1915 — the same year William Boeing took his first flight lesson. Also, the same year Ford built it’s millionth car.
The guys who took Ag back in the 1915 weren’t just good at raising animals, they were also pretty good at raising barns. This barn was built and designed by the students. It stood North of today’s football field.
In the second photo, these students tested the cattle for Tuberculosis.(Which is a rare disease today.)
Poultry pens The Ag department also had poultry raising pens in the same spot.
The smells at school must have been a little different than the ones today.
On July 4, 1915, construction started on the new Eatonville High School and it was dedicated in 1916.
This school would turn out be second to none. Articles were written about it and the town was extremely proud. Below are just a few pictures of the school that was said to be 25 years ahead of its time.
The History of Tacoma Eastern Area says that, in 1914, while B.W. Lyon was superintendent of the Eatonville schools, the county superintendent, L.L. Benbow, added sections of timberlands to the Eatonville School District to provide additional tax revenues to build quality schools in eastern Pierce County. In 1914, the Eatonville School Board consisted of N.P. Christensen, Chairman and R.M. Engle and O. Johnson.
This blaze started because someone wanted to burn the saloon. The man missed his target and lit G. B. Ingersoll’s hardware store on fire.
Dynamite The amazing part of this story is that there was dynamite kept n the back of the hardware store. An eye witness said it was the Japanese citizens of Eatonville who went into the burning structure and carried it out. (Per History of Eastern Pierce County.)
This is incredible. Who has the guts to remove dynamite in a FIRE?
I would like to think I would have been brave enough to do something like that — for my town and its people. But in truth, I would have been in the bucket brigade.
To those gutsy citizens on May 15, 1915, here’s a belated “THANK YOU!”