A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 20, 1912
Tideflats were in the foreground for consideration by the county board of equalization today and the limited space in the assessor’s office was fully occupied. Among those present were W.A. Whitman, Newton H. Peer, Frank B. Cole, E.F. Messinger, J.W. Kennedy, J.E. Cates, Frank Allyn Jr., John M. Boyle, A.R. Titlow, Olof Bull, Alexander Hosmer, Richard McConnell, Dr. T.R. Hill, James M. Ashton, J.W. Flaskett, W.M. Owen, D. Bethel and others. They appeared as owners or representatives of tidelands in front of the city and also on the Narrows along the west shore.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 20, 1937
One United States sailor was killed and 18 wounded tonight when an anti-aircraft shell of undetermined origin struck the after-well deck of the cruiser Augusta, flagship of the United States Asiatic fleet. The Augusta, flagship of Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, fleet commander, has been lying in the Whangpoo river a little downstream from the heart of the international settlement, covering the evacuation of American refugees from stricken Shanghai.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 20, 1962
A tall, slightly graying man, who speaks of horses and the outdoors with the calm assurance of one who has spent much of his life there, returned to his home in Spanaway last week after a brief touch of fame. Robert Nicholson, who calls himself an “outfitter,” packed and guided Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his family and friends on a four-day trip through the trails of the Olympic National Park.