A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 20, 1912
Because there were almost three times as many remonstrators as there were petitioners for the improvement, the municipal commissioners voted this morning to uphold the protest to the grading of Stevens Street, from South Eighth to South 10th streets. The remonstrators said that other streets had been opened near Stevens Street, paralleling it and that traffic was not heavy enough to justify the improvement. The proposed grading of North Ninth Street from Washington to Proctor streets, was held up a week, as the park board was reported to have a proposal to make to the city with regard to widening this thoroughfare.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 20, 1937
The annual homecoming festivities at Pacific Lutheran College begin Friday evening at 7:15 with a pep parade. Leaving the school, the caravan of cars will go through South Tacoma, down to Center Street, via South Tacoma Way, and thence to Ninth and Broadway, where a pep rally will be held. The rally is in preparation for the game between PLC and Oregon’s Linfield College, to be played in the stadium Saturday night.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 20, 1962
The Seattle’s World Fair, having recorded an improbable triumph of science over sex, ends its six-month run tomorrow with a round of pageantry. There was a quick switch in the closing day program when President John F. Kennedy canceled a plan to visit the exposition Sunday. The president developed what was described as a slight cold during his political tour in Illinois yesterday and was advised by doctors to give up the remainder of his weekend trip.