EHS

1924 – Elementary School Teacher Blanche

Blanche, Feb. 25, 1924
Blanche, Feb. 25, 1924

These photos come via Kay Christensen Davis and her cousin Neil Christensen. Kay’s great Aunt Blanche Christensen was a school teacher in Eatonville, and these pictures were taken in and around 1924.

“The pictures were from my Aunt Blanche that taught school at Eatonville in the early 1920’s. She was my grandmother Harriet Christensen’s sister. My cousin Neil Christensen sent the pictures to me. I don’t know who was in the pictures but I am assuming that they are kids that she taught,” says Kay.

Photos courtesy of Kay Christensen and Neil Christensen.

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1924 Eatonville Elementary Class
1924 Eatonville Elementary Class
Eatonville school children, early 1920s
Eatonville school children, early 1920s
Elementary school activities, ca. 1924
Elementary school activities, ca. 1924
EHS and Eatonville Elementary, 1924
EHS and Eatonville Elementary, 1924

 

1918 Basketball Team

The 1918 Eatonville Basketball team
The 1918 Eatonville Basketball team

My understanding is that the 1918 Eatonville High School Basketball team were champions.

Thank you Terry Larson for providing the following information:

From the Eatonville Dispatch, page 1, column 1, Feb. 22, 1918:
EATONVILLE 18 ROY 17
The Eatonville High School basket ball team ends a successful season. Eatonville ended the Pierce County league schedule with a perfect percentage, when they defeated the fast Roy team 17-18. The game proved to be vary (sic) snappy and fast with only a few fouls called. The home team was handicapped greatly on account of the slippery waxed floor; also Eatonville’s star forward, Mr. Frank Petersen, was out of the game on account of a broken leg which he received at the Eatonville-St. Leo’s game. The team will have to be remodeled now, on account of Petersen’s injury; and there will be no game next Friday as the team is going on an excursion to Tacoma. The home team will journey to Enumclaw, March 1st. Eatonville ranks first as yet in the City league and they ought to have a chance at the State High School title. Herman Hekel, Mgr. of the Eatonville High School Basket Ball Team. (This is an abstract of an article from the Eatonville Dispatch posted on the Pierce County Genweb site.)

For more information, including a better photo and names of the team, click HERE.

It looks like there may have been some injuries. Frank Petersen is in a cast.

The coach’s son is holding the basketball.

Photo courtesy of the Parnell family.

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1912 Eatonville Ads (Bridge, Kipper, Bridge, Howard & Benston)

1912 Ad (EHS Catalog)
1912 Ad (EHS Catalog)

Want to get a glimpse of Eatonville in 1912? Just look at the advertisements. This page of ads comes from the 1912 EHS High School Catalog. You may recognize some familiar names. A. W. Bridge M.D. was one of the town’s first doctor’s. When he passed away he gave his money in his mother’s (Mary Bridge) to a children’s hospital. The hospital still goes by that name today.

Kipper Garage
Kipper Garage

The Kippers were a familiar name in town. Later on you would be able to have your car fixed at the Kipper Ford Garage.

G. B. Ingersoll’s store would later burn in the fire of 1915. Japanese citizens went in and removed the dynamite in the back of his store before it went off.

Howard & Benston were bankers. In 1912 they were paying out 4% on deposits.

Images courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams and Pat Van Eaton.

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Eatonville Fire, May 1915
Eatonville Fire, May 1915

Coach Cope and his 1949 EHS Basketball Team

Coach Cope and 1949 EHS Basketball team
Coach Cope and 1949 EHS Basketball team

Coach Ernie Cope (top left) stands next to his 1949 EHS Basketball team. “Cope was a coach at the old Kapowsin high school in the early forties before coaching at Eatonville. His first Eatonville Basketball team was in 1945. He coached at Eatonville from 1945 to 1967 before retiring,” says Dick Logston.

Rich Williams, thank you for sharing the names of the players!

Back Row: Eddie Jacobson, Carl Brown, Ed Akers, Bob Richards and Vernon Clark
Front Row: Bill Morrow, Chuck Rind, Bob Jacobson, Jim Bergman, Art Guidi and Leland Bloom

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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EHS Class of 1961

EHS Class of 1961
EHS Class of 1961

Another class of Eatonville graduates just left the nest and are headed out for untold adventures.

Here’s the class of 1961. See how many you can name.

Looks like Rich Williams wins. He knew them all:
Front Row: Doug Black, Tom Rhoads, Phil Grove, Class President Bill Garrison, Rick Parnell, John Bailey, Class Vice President John Hall, Student Body President Jon Williams, Al Peters

Row 2: Lorraine Bauerle, Norma Jean Godfrey, Jeanette Hale, Monica Barnett, Class Treasurer Elaine Madden, Suzanne Kramer, Sally Henley, Rhoda Pappajohn, Laverne Hale, Sandra Kitchel, Stella Pecchia, Susan Burgess

Row 3: Joyce Butler, Gayle Puariea, Saundra Bainter, Karen Thomas, Colleen Sikora Row 4: Eva Nordstrom, Lynne Plotner, Maureen Cook, Judy Jacobson, Norine Alloway, Sharon Norberg

Row 5: Clydene Van Deren, Class Secretary Linda Drane, Mary Lou Swanson, Betty Inwards

Back Row: Pete Hammer, Arne Wilson, David Jones, Tom Van Eaton, Jerry Snell and Frank Guenther

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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Eatonville High School Opens in 1916

New EHS - 1916
New EHS – 1916

Eatonville’s 1916 high school was quite the school. It was head of its time with swimming pool, contemporary cafeteria, and state-of-the-art classrooms and auditorium.

People were blown away by this modern school and it was written up various publications.

If you want to take a look inside at some of its rooms, just click HERE.

Image courtesy of Rich and Ruthie Williams.

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