A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 13, 1912
Under the shade of the great maples in Pioneer Park, Puyallup, the quarterly summer meeting and basket picnic of the Pierce County Pioneers Association yesterday afternoon assembled a gathering of about 500 people.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 13, 1937
The greatest air force ever assembled for a mid-Pacific search – 63 planes – was fueled today to skim along the equator in the Navy’s last efforts to find Amelia Earhart, missing 11 days in one of the world’s loneliest regions.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 13, 1962
Union Oil Co. of California plans to begin drilling Washington’s first offshore wells by Aug. 1 in the Ocean City area of Grays Harbor County, a spokesman said. Dana Braislin, Union’s district geologist, said the firm has applied for permits from the State Conservation Department and has tentative plans for drilling three wells about two miles offshore.