A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 4, 1912
After one of the warmest arguments heard in council chambers in recent weeks, including the digging up of much ancient history, the municipal commission voted this morning to pave Proctor Street from North 37th to 38th, 38th Street from Proctor to Mason, Monroe Street from 38th north 100 feet, and on Mason from 37th to 38th streets. March-McCandless Co. was the principal petitioner, while S.A. Gibbs headed the list of remonstrators.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 4, 1937
A former Tacoman, who achieved eminence in the field of education since leaving his post at the head of a grammar school here 16 years ago, will return to take the post as superintendent of Tacoma public schools, it was announced recently by S. Christian Ericksen, chairman of the board. He is Howard R. Goold, who was principal of Jefferson, Irving, Logan and Grant schools here during the period from 1911 to 1921. For the last nine years he has been superintendent of the Eugene, Ore., public schools, in which position he has earned the praise of the Northwest educators.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 4, 1962
Gary Marzano, 12, Tacoma’s 1962 Soap Box Derby champion, joined 182 other boys from this and six other countries today for the big race at Akron, Ohio. Winner here last month in a record-setting time of 26 seconds flat, Gary took his small sleek racer to Akron where final inspections and trial runs were completed. Post time at Derby Downs, a three-lane course of approximately 900 feet, was set at 2 p.m. today.