A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 23, 1912
Threats of a suit against the contractor and the city as a result of slow progress on the North I Street paving have been made by residents on that thoroughfare. Three-quarters of the time has elapsed and the contract is not half completed. The news that a suit is being considered was brought to City Hall by Commissioner Lawson, who said he had overheard these threats. The officials hope to stave off such a movement. The contract is held by A.H. Robinson.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 23, 1937
Red ribbons fluttered like fireweed on lapels of the 56,506 citizens who came here Wednesday to celebrate Tacoma Day. The turnout was one of the most handsome in years and the weather was simply grand. Seattle folk were coming over for their special day Thursday with Mayor Johnny Dore to speak and otherwise take a leading part in that part of the program allotted to civic-mindedness.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: SEPT. 23, 1962
Roberta Emlund, 21, Lansing, Ill., clicked through the Seattle World’s Fair gates shortly after noon Saturday and was showered with gifts as the eight-millionth paid visitor since the fair opened April 21. Fair officials predicted attendance will pass the nine million mark here before the fair closes Oct. 21.