A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 24, 1912
Unruffled after last night’s harrowing experience – he had struggled in a gas- and smoke-filled tunnel and rescued seven of his crewmates from death by suffocation and then lost consciousness himself – Jack S. Denise, a big, strapping fireman, got up bright and early this morning at the Northern Pacific hospital, and before noon had left the institution. Other members of the crew, all of whom have recovered, will be released today. Denise called on the members of the crew whom he had rescued to ascertain that all were on the road to recovery before he departed.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 24, 1937
The Mickey Mouse Club, which for the past year has had its headquarters at the Riviera Theater, will return to its old home at the Temple Theater. The doors will open at 12:45 Saturday a big three-feature show with all the old members and any kiddie under the age of 16 who would like to be a member invited to attend. Bob Burns and Martha Raye’s latest and greatest comedy hit, “Mountain Music,” and Rudyard Kipling’s thrill-packed story of the jungle, “Elephant Boy,” will be seen as the two regular features on this big free show, and the first episode in the action-packed 13-chapter serial “Wild West Days,” together with a number of short subjects, will complete the screen program.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: AUG. 24, 1962
That detailed freeway model is back, and now Tacomans can see how the finished project will affect driving routes. Through efforts of Roy Devish, superintendent of the County-City Building, the 35-foot scale model of the freeway’s projected routings and interchanges through Tacoma will be kept there indefinitely. Workmen are still assembling the four-section model in the second-floor lobby of the County-City Building.