The famous Entwistle House was constructed in 1912 by David Entwistle. Dave was the son of James Entwistle, the first settler in Carnation, who in 1858 filed a claim of 160 acres along the Tolthue River (now referred to at Tolt) under the Donation Land Act of 1850. He ended up converting much of his subsistence farmland to hops, then lost everything when the hops market bottomed out in October 1894. His land was foreclosed on, but he was able to move onto another property in Carnation that he had purchased. James died in 1902 when he drowned in Seattle while visiting his daughter. He had been walking along the waterfront tracks and fell into the water at the approach of a train.