A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 10, 1912
Saturday, Oct. 12, is the 420th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus and for the second time in this state, Columbus Day will be observed as a legal holiday. The county and city offices, federal offices and banks will be closed. The usual holiday hours will be observed at the post office. The public schools will commemorate the anniversary with special programs tomorrow afternoon. The exercises will be largely historical, dealing with the events in connection with the preparation for the expedition of discovery and those following the arrival of Columbus in the new land.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 10, 1937
Visitors inspecting the newly completed model house constructed by Sears, Roebuck and Co., which opens for public inspection today, will find not only a structure of attractive lines and pleasing setting, but a home complete in every detail, awaiting only its permanent occupants. The house, on the corner of North 21st Street and Union Avenue, opens at 1 p.m. today and will be open to visitors every day from 1-9 p.m.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 10, 1962
Tacoma’s well-known cable car is back in its South Tacoma garage again after a brief trip to San Francisco for the opening games of the 1962 World Series. The car, now owned by restaurateur Steve Pease, was used two days in San Francisco transporting a group of Tacoma Giants boosters to and from Candlestick Park for the first two series games between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants.Str