early 1900s

Ohop Valley (Early 1900s)

Ohop Valley - early 1900s
Ohop Valley - early 1900s

A colorized version of Ohop Valley early 1900s — taken I think from the Kjelstad farm looking toward Mt. Rainier. It looks like there’s a lake in the middle, but if you’re familiar with Ohop Valley, you know that it floods a lot. Farmers often have water front property during heavy rains.

Photo courtesy of Gary Henrickson.

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Fyfe’s come to Alder

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fyfe and daughter Dolly at their home in London
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fyfe and daughter Margaret at their home in London

Pictured is Pat, Terry, Joan and Tom Van Eaton’s great grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fyfe with their daughter Dolly in their home in London.

Pat says, “They came to Alder in early 1900’s, got a bad case of culture shock and promptly moved to the Oakland district of Tacoma, where they lived the rest of their lives. Their daughter Margaret married Ernest Boettcher, my grandfather.”

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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First Boiler headed to Elbe Sawmill

Moving First Boiler to Sawmill, early 1900s
Moving First Boiler to Sawmill, early 1900s

This boiler, headed to a sawmill around Elbe, was the latest in technology. Men were moving away from horse power and toward steam power. In fact, this boiler may have well been on it’s way be incorporated into a steam donkey.

To the left of the photo is Adam and Lloyd Sachs. Lloyd had the distinction of being the first child born in Elbe. Henry Luikens is the bearded man beside them.

Nate Williams is standing in the middle by the horses.  Sitting on top of the boiler is his son Clyde Williams, and his other son, Charley, is the young man on the boiler with the dog.

Photo courtesy of Rich Williams and Pat Van Eaton.

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