1920

Creating Canyon Road – Pictoral (second set)

Canyon Road - Offices during construction 1920
Canyon Road - Offices during construction 1920

We’re lucky that during the building of the Canyon  Road in 1920, someone was up there taking a lot of photos. This second set of photos shows the temporary offices and was also where the men ate.

Photos courtesy of the Haynes family and Pat Van Eaton.

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Offices at the Canyon Road construction site
Offices at the Canyon Road construction site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman at the Canyon Road offices
Woman at the Canyon Road offices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pets were allowed at the Canyon Road construction site — at least the offices
Pets were allowed at the Canyon Road construction site — at least the offices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The control center at the Canyon Road construction site - 1920
The control center at the Canyon Road construction site - 1920

Touring Mount Rainier in an Electric Car — ca. 1920

Electric Car in 1920
Electric Car in 1920

Think electric cars are something modern? Your wrong. This car on a tour to Mt. Rainier around 1920 was all electric.

Enlarge this photo and you’ll see the sign on the car reads Detroit Electric an electric automobile produced by Anderson Electric Car Company between 1907 and 1939. It was said to got 80 miles between battery charges.

The car was sold mainly to women and physicians who didn’t want to hand crank a car — a requirement with early internal combustion engines.

Detroit Electric was revived in 2008.

Photo courtesy of Gary Henricksen.

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Population of Eatonville 1920-1975

Mashell & Groe ca 1962
Mashell & Groe ca 1965

Eatonville’s current population is 2,563. That’s almost three times what it was just a few decades ago.

Year                 Population
1920                 931
1930                 912
1940                 996
1950                 1,048
1960                  896
1970                  852
1971                  860
1972                  860
1973                  860
1974                  902
1975                  912