A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 22, 1912
Geronimo’s band of 279 Apache Indian prisoners of war at Sill, Okla., will be released and turned over to the secretary of war with an appropriation of $250,000 for such disposition as he may direct, according to the conference report of the Indian appropriation bill agreed upon today by managers of the House and Senate.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 22, 1937
Dizzy, streamlined white leghorn of C.E. Shaw, stepped off 100 yards to claim the world’s championship in the annual rooster derby here before 1,200 cheering spectators today. The race, run on the new 100-yard circular track, saw Duster, from the John Finholm roost, come in second; John L., owner Rast Paulson, third; and Big Bill, red entry of William Slonecker, fourth.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 22, 1962
Four new elementary schools are scheduled to open in Tacoma on that magic day for all students Sept. 4, and changes resulting will affect approximately 1,200 students. The four schools are Alice Birney located at 76th and Sheridan Avenue; William Seward at South 49th and Alaska; John Greenleaf Whittier at South 35th and Alameda in Fircrest; and Harry Truman Elementary at North 26th and Vassault streets. Finishing touches are still being put on Birney, Seward and Truman.