A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 11, 1912
The senate appropriation committee today reported an amendment to the sundry civil bill appropriating $48,500 for the improvement of the government road in Mount Tacoma National Park from the National Park Inn to the point where the road leaves the forest reserve.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 11, 1937
Weekend patrons of the Washington Navigation Co. bound on outings to the island and peninsula districts are in for a surprise. They will have to dig deeper to pay increased ferry fares which became effective last Tuesday. The new tariff providing for a general upping of rates was placed in effect without notice by the state Department of Public Service.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 11, 1962
Jukebox piracy is a continuing problem in Tacoma, despite a two-year-old ordinance designed to prevent it, the City Council was told yesterday. The council was asked to strengthen its ordinance controlling the placement of the machines by an amendment.