A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 3, 1912
Thousands of people marched and rode today in the greatest procession ever held in Tacoma – the All-Nations Parade, which marked the biggest day of the Montamara Festo and assured the city the most elaborate Fourth of July celebration in history.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 3, 1937
The Tacoma Dairy safe, with a history of prey to burglars, was attacked again early Saturday morning by a gang of cracksmen, who blew off the combination with a charge of nitroglycerin, but failed to get into the inside compartment, which contained a large sum of cash, according to a report made to police.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 3, 1962
The Wednesday Evening Salmon, Cole Slaw and Ouida Weaver Marching Society will welcome a splinter group into full membership at this week’s chapter meeting. The splinter group is made up entirely of people who are not impressed by brunette genuine simulated Indian princesses. The Point Defiance Salmon Bake Committee has arranged for the presence of a blonde honorary genuine simulated Indian princess this week.