A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 9, 1912
Today there is all kinds of excitement at Stadium High School. Football practice starts at the Stadium, and the kids are all worked up over it. Uniforms are being given out to the Blue and Gold defenders, and the start will be under the most favorable conditions. The weather could not be improved on. Coach E.E. Perkins was busy all morning registering his men. It is estimated that 15 youngsters turned out in the Stadium to pelt the pigskin and get lined up with the squad.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 9, 1937
Sunday will be a big day in Steilacoom. The afternoon will bring the third annual Music Festival when eight bands and seven drum and bugle corps will compete in the public square for honors, cash prizes and a trophy cup under sponsorship of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, William C. Thompson Jr., Post No. 3053. Preparations are being made to entertain the greatest gathering yet at this festival, say the Steilacoom sponsors, who credit the first festival with bringing out more people than ever before had assembled in that city.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 9, 1962
The longest teaching record in the country – according to state education officials – has been chalked up by Miss Lucy Goodman, who finally conceded to retirement last Thursday. She will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sept. 25 as quietly as she has lived, but she is sure to be remembered by a countless number of people who consider her “one of the best teachers ever.” “Believe me, my children learned from her,” declared John Insel, past president of the Gig Harbor Lions Club and retired postal carrier in Gig Harbor. He and Frank Gorder, also a past president of the Lions Club, helped move Miss Goodman’s little chairs, tables and play equipment out of the old frame building, a landmark in North Gig Harbor, where she has conducted a private kindergarten for the last 35 years.