A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 18, 1912
The big steamship Victoria, the last vessel for Nome this season, sailed today with a heavy cargo, including mail, fruit, groceries, hay, grain and Christmas presents for the people who will winter in the gold camp. Returning, the Victoria will bring a big load of passengers and the season’s last shipment of gold. The number of persons wintering in northern Alaska will be smaller than for many years, but steamship men report that the number of men who have come out of Alaska this fall with gold is very large, the new camps having yielded well.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 18, 1937
Issaku Okamoto, the Japanese consul at Seattle, will speak on the Japanese side of the Chinese-Japanese “undeclared war,” at the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. Two weeks ago the Chinese consul spoke, last week moving pictures of the war zone were shown, and this week the Japanese viewpoint will be given. The programs are being arranged by H.E. Spear, program chairman, and his committee.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 18, 1962
The United State rocketed the Ranger 5 spacecraft toward the moon today, and scientists were hopeful it would reach its target Sunday. If Ranger 5 successfully covers the 70-hour, 231,500-mile course and all systems are working, it will take close-up television pictures of the moon, study its composition and drop the first “live” instrument package on the surface to record moonquakes and meteor hits.