A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 2, 1912
On a special train of five cars, members of the State Bar Association left over the Tacoma Eastern this morning for a day’s outing on the side of Mount Tacoma, guests of the Pierce County Association. From Ashford the party went by automobile to the National Park Inn for lunch. The closing session yesterday was featured by an attack on the speakers and program committee led by F.C. Robertson of Spokane and A.E. Joab of Tacoma. They declared the program one-sided and said the views of the membership in the association were not correctly presented by the speakers who had attacked the initiative, referendum and recall.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 2, 1937
Plans for the Lincoln Citizens’ Club gigantic picnic at the Lincoln Parks will be next Sunday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. are rapidly being completed with the announcement that the guest speakers will be Mayor George A. Smitley, Lacey V. Morrow, director of state highways; A.R. Bergerson, commissioner of Public Works; and State Senator G.B. Kerstetter.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 2, 1962
Tacoma showed the biggest population gain of any city in the state in the year ending April 1, Calvin F. Schmid, executive secretary of the Washington Sate Census Board, announced recently. The city’s population climbed by 5,000 to a total of 154,000–thanks, mostly, to the temporary influx of National Guard personnel at Fort Lewis.