A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 19, 1912
The Stevens Pass project for an automobile road from Seattle to Wenatchee was endorsed as feasible by a commission composed of officers of the Cascade Scenic Highway Association, state legislators and engineering officials from Seattle, King and Snohomish counties. The endorsement was given after a four-hour dash on foot over the proposed route from Scenic, on the east, to Cascade, on the west slope. Twelve miles, covered on foot by the party of 14 contains the crucial difficulties of the entire 47-mile highway project.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 19, 1937
About $4 worth of pastry and a few packages of fancy candy formed the bulk of loot obtained by a burglar who broke into the East End Market and Chuck’s Inn, located at 3108 Portland Ave., police reported. A small box containing a few old and foreign coins was also reported to have been looted. Cash boxes in both the market and beer parlor were forced out were found empty. In addition to the candy taken, the prowler also threw a quantity of other candy on the floor near the market candy counter.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 19, 1962
Two and one-half hours of colorful folk dancing at the King County Recreation Park fieldhouse in Enumclaw this afternoon will wind up the 12th Annual Folk Dance Festival. More than 30 folk dances from many different countries are scheduled for this afternoon’s Kolo hour, dance festival and Grand March of Nations. The traditional watermelon feed will officially close the two-day festival about 3:30 p.m.