This load of logs came down Mashell Ave. in March, 1960. In fact, the truck is stopped at the corner of Center Streetand Mashell.
I can’t tell by the image what logging outfit this was. If you have some information, please share.
There has always been a need for straight, long logs, which are used for masts for sailboats, and the like. In fact, there is still a mill in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, that mills these logs for boats and flag poles. Hollywood hired the mill not long ago to create the masts for Pirates of the the Caribbean.
Photo courtesy of the Baublits family, and taken by Joe Larin.
I know these shots taken on Mashell Ave. are small, but that’s because they were taken by Dick Logston in 1947-48 on a Donald Duck camera he received for Christmas.
Here’s what he has to say, “I think the boy one the bike is myself, but not 100 percent sure. The other two were taken across the street in front of the old theater which was a church at the time. You can see the side of the old Redmen’s Hall.”
Hopefully, you can help us identify some of the people, like the woman at the gate, or the significance of the car.
“It appears to have some sort of signage on the door,” says Dick.
For those of you who are curious about the Donald Duck camera, here’s some information taken from the www.historiccamera.com.
The Donald Duck camera was manufactured made by the Herbert George Company of Chicago Illinois in circa 1946. It was constructed of a rigid shock-resistant bakelite plastic with a molded built-in view finder located on the top of the camera. It was capable of capturing twelve exposures, 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 inch in size, on number 127 color or black & white roll film. It featured a fixed focus lens and simple snap shot shutter for quick shots.
This was the first camera patented by George L. Isreal in 1946. The original models were olive drab color, with later ones in black. The back featured a unique artwork of the Disney characters, Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie. This camera model was also used for several other models including the Happi-Time, Herco 12, and Roy Rogers Jr.
This 1914 image might not be completely straight or very clear, but I love everything about it, including:
• The man at the top of the flag pole (I assume it’s a flag pole), and the ladder and bike the base.
• The fountain between Hotel Snow and the Eatonville Bank.
• The New Mashellstreet sign.
• the bank looks almost exactly the same.
• the towerbehind.
• the dirt streets.
• the Hotel Snow.
This building doesn’t look all that different today sitting behind Sorensen’s Auto between Mashell Ave. and Washington Ave. Back then it was known as Eatonville Welding Works and owned by Van Eaton Chevrolet.
This picture of Eatonville ran in a paper September 1, 1946.
Caption with Picture: Eatonville, named for T. C. Van Eaton, who platted its townsite in 1888, was in early days surrounded by dense, virgin forest. Its location on the line of the old Tacoma Eastern Railroad made it one of Washington’s most important lumber-producing and log-shipping centers. The largest part of the merchantable timber has been logged, off, however, and Eatonville it today largely dependent upon agriculture for revenue and employment, although some logging and lumbering operations still continue to the present.
You can zoom in and really see the details like the school, the mill, Mashell Ave., Washington Ave. etc.
The year 1946 is an important one to my family. My grandparents bought the dairy in Ohop Valley (not pictured) from the John and Lena Malm that year.