A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 5, 1912
Assisted by a number of visiting power boats, the regatta, given under the auspices of the Tacoma Yacht Club, took place this afternoon. This evening there will be a luncheon at the yacht club grounds, preceding the presentations of prizes.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 5, 1937
Here’s another inducement for boys to compete in the Tacoma Soap Box Derby, July 24. Each heat winner will be presented a picture of himself crossing the finish line – an award that he will treasure for many years.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 5, 1962
Canadian and American Soap Box Derby drivers were to meet this afternoon at the County City Building here, starting two days of “hands across the border” activities. Paramount Pictures photographers will film the events as part of a film about Soap Box racing to be distributed throughout the world.