A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 9, 1912
Tacoma shippers, through Jay W. McCune, transportation expert of the bureau in the Commercial Club and Chamber of Commerce, today expressed their satisfaction at rates which the Northern Pacific Railway Co. has ordered.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 9, 1937
The Tacoma school superintendency, occupied for six years by Elmer L. Breckner, was declared vacant by a 4-1 vote of the School Board that authorized the secretary to receive applications for the position late Thursday. Dismissal of the superintendent came with dramatic abruptness as the closing action of a drab school board meeting and confirmed rumors abroad for weeks.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 9, 1962
Setting a track record, Gary Marzano whistled down the course in 27 seconds flat Sunday to win the championship heat of the 1962 Tacoma Soap Box Derby. A crowd of thousands – the largest in the history of the event – lined both sides of the track and watched from the Cheney Stadium parking lot on a hill several hundred feet south of the finish line.