Easton developed as a logging camp. The arrival of the Northern Pacific in 1888 increased activity in lumbering as opportunities for shipping expanded, and in 1909 the rails of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Puget Sound railways crossed the Northern Pacific rails here. Railroad workers increased the population. Easton was the last station where trains could be serviced before going over the Cascade Mountains. In 1934 the town experienced a severe fire.
Today the town of Easton boasts a beautiful setting adjacent to Lake Easton and the State Park.
Old railway cars sit idle with nowhere to go. Once these rail cars served the hunters, fishermen and tourists