A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 19, 1912
Telephone and telegraph wires in Tacoma suffered considerably last night in a windstorm that swept the northwest from British Columbia to the southern part of Oregon and to Spokane. The wind attained a velocity of 30 miles an hour from the southwest over this city early this morning for about half an hour. The wires to Tatoosh island and other seacoast points were down this morning. About half of the Western Union wires between Tacoma and Portland were blown down last night. Men were sent out at once to repair them and by noon today conditions were about normal.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 19, 1937
Will Maylon has spared neither expense nor effort in preparing for the return of outstanding road shows to Tacoma beginning with the Friday and Saturday evening engagement at the Coliseum of “Havana Holiday,” the motorized unit of Hollywood stars who present this tabloid musical comedy twice each evening at the popular amusement rendezvous.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 19, 1962
Last Friday’s violent windstorm leveled a million dollar’s worth of timber in the Snoqualmie National Forest, L.O. Barrett, forest supervisor, reported yesterday after completing an aerial survey of the damage.