A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 15, 1912
Some of the ball players on the Tacoma team who have been hustling to win games after sunset will “get theirs” today. President Watkins will issue paychecks this afternoon, but the men who have been burning the midnight oil, carousing and fighting the booze, will be fined heavily and suspended indefinitely without pay.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 15, 1937
A story wrought from newspaper headlines brings Dorothy Lamour, Gilbert Roland, Lew Ayres and a score of other well known players to the screen at Moore’s Rialto Friday in the gripping drama, “The Last Train from Madrid.”
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: JULY 15, 1962
Thousands of berry pickers are waiting eagerly to go to work. Scores of red raspberry growers and blueberry farmers are eyeing their laden bushes, eager to get on with the harvest. Only the weatherman refuses to cooperate. The berries hang tight on a faint blush and swell to bigger and bigger size but wait for the ripening sun.