A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 4, 1912
Abe Attell is a living picture of his former greatness. In fact, the dashing featherweight is a living reincarnation of his former greatness. Last night in the big gymnasium of the Tacoma Athletic Club, the once-122-pound champion who forfeited his title to Johnny Kilbane without even as much a ruffling his hair, outboxed and outfought game Eddie Marine.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 4, 1937
Replacement of the streetcars of the Tacoma municipal belt line, serving the industrial tideflats area, with modern buses, is being considered by Commissioner Ira S. Davisson of the public utilities department.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 4, 1962
Lucky grocery story advertisement: 7-bone center cuts and blade chuck roast, 47 cents per pound; beef chuck steak, 49 cents; cross rib, 89 cents; and silver salmon, 59 cents a pound.