Where the Mashel Meets the Nisqually: The Mashel Massacre of 1856 is on sale today!

On a quiet morning in the spring of 1856, Washington Territorial Soldiers hiked down to the Mashel River where it meets the Nisqually River outside of Eatonville, Washington and attacked a Nisqually Indian band trying to hide from the fighting during the territorial wars. Why did they do it, and what really happened?After months of research, read the first in-depth book about the Mashel Massacre.

What started out as a student project for the Honors class at Bethel Jr. High lead to follow up research and the writing this book by teacher Abbi Wonacott. "I grew up in Eatonville and always heard vague stories about the Mashel Massacre. I had a lot of questions and wanted to know the truth. Now, I have answers and an important part of Eatonville and Nisqually history I want to share," states Abbi Wonacott. "I could not have written this without my students, so all the proceeds go back to the Honors class."The book is a paperback about 40 pages long containing pictures and a cover from an original watercolor by local painter Dan Hoffman. It is being used as a fundraiser for the Honors Club.

Order your copy today. Purchase it at Kirk's Pharmacy in Eatonville for $10 or at Bethel Jr. High in Spanaway. $10 for self pick up or through district courier. $15 by mail which includes shipping and handling. Just mail in an order sheet. All proceeds go back to the Honors students.

Copy and Paste this order form:

Name: _____________________________


Phone: _______________________

# of copies: ______
Signed copies: Yes______ No_____

Total Amount Enclosed: _______

Go to or mail in an order sheet to:
Bethel Jr. High
Attn: Bobbi Wilson
22001 38th Ave. E.
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 683-7282
Checks payable to Bethel Jr. High


For more information, go to http://earlyeatonvillewa.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Over 100 Sold and More Places to Buy From

Over 100 copies of the book have been sold. Now you can purchase copies at the Pioneer Farms Museum and Eatonville Hair Design both located in Eatonville for $12.00.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Over 60 Copies Sold !

Thank you to those who have purchased our book. Over 60 copies have sold already without full marketing. The Bethel Print Shop went above and beyond our expectations with their layout and design. Special thanks goes to Mark Shumaker and Diane Karl for their superior work.

We want to get this story out and raise money to continue more works like this one. So please purchase your copy today!

Thank you,
Abbi Wonacott