1920s

Little Eatonville spoon – 1920s

1920s Eatonville spoon
1920s Eatonville spoon

This little sterling silver spoon, about 3″ long, engraved with the words Eatonville, was probably given away by one of the shops in Eatonville in the 1920s (per Terry Van Eaton).

If anyone has any idea which shop, please free free to comment. One suggestion was the Hearon Jewelry store. 

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Ohop Bob around 1935

Ohop Bob, ca. 1920s
Ohop Bob, ca. 1920s

This picture of Ohop Bob was taken probably in the 1930s.

In the late 40s, when my dad, Louie Mettler, was a kid, he used to cut grass out front for 25 cents an hour. His sister, Rosemarie (Mettler) VanCleve was a waitress.

If you’d like to see what was for dinner back then, click HERE to see a full brochure.

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Depot Hotel (ca. 1960)

Depot Hotel (ca. 1960)
Depot Hotel (ca. 1960)

The Depot Hotel was built in 1912 and was an happening place in the early 1900s. But like all of us, the years took its tole on the building. Here’s a shot of it around 1960 when it was boarded up and ready to come down.

Below is another shot of it (ca. 1920s) when it was a working hotel.

For more information about the hotel, just click HERE.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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Depot Hotel (ca. early 1920s)
Depot Hotel (ca. early 1920s)

Eatonville Dentist, Dr. Hill (ca. 1920s)

Dentist Dr. Hill
Dentist Dr. Hill

The information that came with this photo was that this man was Dr. Hill, one of Eatonville’s earlier dentists. “His office was in the northwest corner of the drug store [Kirk’s Pharmacy].”

I believe to the right of Dr. Hill is a foot powered dental drill, as well as a nice spittoon next to the chair, and a rubber dam hanging off the back.

If anyone has more information about this image, feel free to share.

Courtesy of Rick Parnell.

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Eatonville Girls with Their Guys (ca. early 1920s)

Velma LeMaster Kjelstad, Jonas Asplund, Alice Watson, unknown, Nora Asplund Lenke, Mabel Asplund Thirtyacre, and John Thirtyacre.
Velma LeMaster Kjelstad, Jonas Asplund, Alice Watson, unknown, Nora Asplund Lenke, Mabel Asplund Thirtyacre, and John Thirtyacre.

As soon as there were cars, girls and guys have been taking them out for a drive. Here is a group of young Eatonville kids back in the 1920s having fun.

Left to right: Velma LeMaster Kjelstad, Jonas Asplund, Alice Watson, unknown, Nora Asplund Lenke, Mabel Asplund Thirtyacre, and John Thirtyacre.

Photo courtesy of Linda Lewis.

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Helen Peterson’s 8th Grade Graduation (1920s)

Helen Peterson (1920s)
Helen Peterson (1920s)

Some things don’t change much.

For example, Helen Peterson‘s Eatonville 8th grade graduation picture from the 1920s is pretty similar to my niece’s, Fiona Hopkin’s, 2013 Eatonville 8th grade graduation picture.

Hats off to all those Eatonville graduates out there.

Photos courtesy of Linda Lewis and Connie Hopkins.

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Fiona Hopkins, 8th grade graduation, 2013
Fiona Hopkins, 8th grade graduation, 2013

Griffith & Graeber Logging Trucks (early 1920s)

Griffith & Graeber logging trucks lined up in the woods
Griffith & Graeber logging trucks lined up in the woods

We’re fortunate that the Graeber family has these wonderful 1920s photos from the Griffith & Graeber logging company. Here we see a lineup of the trucks loaded up and ready to leave the woods — wide angle lens to less.

The early 20s was an exciting time when it came to technology. The first domestic refrigerator was sold in Sweden and the US has just developed the first portable radio. Today you can get satellite radio in your truck, along with a 12-volt beverage cooler.

For a better look at these tractor-like trucks, just click HERE.

Photo courtesy of the Graeber family.

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1920s Picnic with the Wenks, Williams and Van Eatons

1920's Picnic - Wenks, Williams and Van Eatons
1920’s Picnic – Wenks, Williams and Van Eatons

Family picnic on a summer day. Except for the style of the clothes and cars, things haven’t changed much since the 1920s.

The woman behind the children in a round hat is Hettie Williams. Others include Mary Jane (Osborn) Van Eaton (front left), Rose Wenk (left of stroller) and Bill Wenk (right of Rose), and Frank Van Eaton Jr.

If you can name some of these other folks, please let me know.

An interesting food note. Here are the new foods someone might have brought:
• 1921 brings us Wonder Bread
• 1922 we’re eating Girl Scout Cookies
• 1923 we’re introduced to popsicles
• 1924 we’re eating Wheaties for the first time
• 1927, hello Kool-Aid & Pez
• 1920s also brought us Eskimo pies and Yoo-hoo

Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.

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