1930s

Eatonville in the 30s or 40s

View of Eatonville in the 40s
View of Eatonville in the 30s or 40s

Saundra Hill posted this shot of the town on the Eatonville History Facebook page.

She says, “Aerial view of Eatonville 1930’s or 1940’s. I found this in my grandma’s photos, Lila Puariea, who moved to Eatonville in 1935 on Scott Turner Road with husband Mose and children Elizabeth “Dode” Puariea Hill, Eugene “Bud” Puariea and Donna Puariea Deck.”

I like that you can see the steam coming from the burner at the Eatonville Lumber Company.

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Ohop Bob, early 1930s

Ohop Bob early 1900s
Ohop Bob early 1930s

Came across this postcard of Ohop Bob on Ebay. Couldn’t help but purchase it. It was probably taken in the 1930s after the second story was put on. I love that you can see the sign “Ohop Bob” off to the left.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with restaurant that overlooked Ohop Valley, there are a number of posts on this site, including the night it housed a murderer.

It was known for its amazing chicken dinners, and although it burned in the early 1960s, the memory (and postcards) lives on.

Ohop Bob Sign
Ohop Bob Sign

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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Eatonville’s Early Lumber Mill

Eatonville Lumber Mill
Eatonville Lumber Mill

Without the Eatonville Lumber Mill there wouldn’t have been an Eatonville. It was the industry that helped build the little community from a settlement to a town and employed up to 200 people.

If you look closely, you can see the rail cars loaded up with product. Also, to the right is the Eatonville Lumber Company store, which was used by everyone on in the community.

It shut down in the 1950s.

Photo Courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.

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Christmas Day on Jensen Farm (early 1950s)

LtoR Donna Neilson, Les McConnell, Tim Carney, Kathie McConnell, John Carney - on the farm at Christmas, driveway to main road)
LtoR Donna Neilson, Les McConnell, Jim Carney, Kathie McConnell, John Carney )

What a group, standing with their presents Christmas day.Trucks and dolls appeared to by the popular toys.

Left to right: Donna Neilson, Les McConnell, Jim Carney, Kathie McConnell, and John Carney.

The are at the Jensen farm, standing int he driveway to the main road.

Photo courtesy of the Jensen family.

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Eatonville Lumber Company (ca. 1930s)

Kids in Car Outside Eatonville Lumber Company
Kids in Car Outside Eatonville Lumber Company

These kids are showing off go-cart No. 2 in front of the Eatonville Lumber Company. I’m not sure how the cart was powered, but they were ready to ride.

The Eatonville Lumber Company sold more than wood. Back then it was a general store — you could buy everything from food to clothes. (Click on the link and you can take a look inside the store.)

Photos courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.

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Eatonville Elementary School Dressed Up (ca. 1930s)

Eatonville Elementary (ca. 1930s)
Eatonville Elementary (ca. 1930s)

I love this photo because of the incredibly creepy, and realistic bear masks. I’m not sure what production required bears, candy cane sticks, and girls is summer dresses, but I wish I’d seen in.

My best guess is that they’redressed for Community Day celebrations. If anyone has information, please speak up.

Photo courtesy of the Haynes family.

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