100 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 20, 1912
The Bank line, operating between Puget Sound and the Orient, will re-establish Tacoma as a regular port of call, according to Capt. W.R. Kennedy, marine superintendent for Andrew Weir & Co., today. The change is due to the withdrawal of the Bank line from Portland and to the fact that Tacoma is the greatest export port on the coast north of San Francisco. The first steamer of the Bank line that is due in Tacoma under the new schedule will be the Lord Curzon, next week. This vessel will take the bulk of its cargo in Tacoma, as will the British steamer Lord Derby, the next of the line to arrive here.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 20, 1937
With Monday designated as Children’s Day at the opening of the 38th Western Washington Fair at Puyallup, the enlarged amusement zone on the fairgrounds will be the mecca for hundreds of children of grade and high school age. This year, the Fairway, as it is known, is twice the size it was last year. It now covers nine acres of land in the northwest corner of the grounds, and its many rides, fun houses, games and other features represent a valuation of $300,000. Built around two huge circles, the Fairway resembles a figure eight and is filled with a myriad of rides and amusements for both young and old.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 20, 1962
Although minus boots, chaps and cowboy hats, two Tacoma policemen played cowboy early this morning in a two-hour round-up of wandering cattle. Officers A.L. Jackson and Kenneth Goodwin got the first alert at 2:03 a.m. that motorists were encountering cows walking on Highway 99 just east of the Puyallup River bridge. Using flashlights, handkerchiefs and loud voices, and sometimes taking up stances of bull-fighters, the two versatile officers finally got a half-dozen or so of the wanderers off the road.