A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 10, 1912
Saturday next will be flower day – dahlia day – for the Pierce County Anti-Tuberculosis League, and every garden in the city is to be rifled of its white dahlias on behalf of the sufferers from the white plague in this vicinity. Under the direction of the Rev. E.C. Wheeler, the new president of the league, Mrs. Christian Quevil and Mrs. W.A. Bagley, the new superintendent, a large working force of flower vendors will urge the habitues and visitors to the downtown section to join in the crusade against disease.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 10, 1937
The Northern Pacific Railway, pioneer in operating special student trains to Pullman for Washington State College students, will operate the “Cougar Coaster” special train, leaving Tacoma on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and arriving in Pullman on Sunday morning at 11. Equipment will consist of the newest and finest coaches, modern tourist sleepers, observation-club car, and dining car service. Tourist sleeping cars and coaches also will be operated for this train, starting from Hoquiam at 4 p.m., Aberdeen at 4:11 p.m., Montesano at 4:33 p.m., Elma at 4:50 p.m., Olympia at 6:08 p.m., then to Tacoma, with no change of cars to Pullman.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 10, 1962
There was swimming in the rain at Fircrest last night as the town’s newly completed pool got a second long day’s workout. The community pool officially opened Saturday and will be dedicated this coming Sunday in festivities starring Ouida Weaver. Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the town council will open bids from would-be purchasers of $85,000 in general obligation bonds, approved by the voters to build the pool.