A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 27, 1912
Frank C. Riehl of Tacoma, well-known trap shot, returned home today from Portland, where he defended his championship challenge trophy against 11 of the best shots in the West. Riehl scored 98 out of a possible 100 and won, retaining the Pacific Indians diamond badge, a trophy donated to the organization three years ago by E.J. Chingren of Spokane. The Pacific Indians is an organization composed entirely of trap shooters, and none but members is qualified to shoot for the trophy. The prize is always open for challenge, and this is the fourth consecutive time it has been won by the Tacoma expert.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 27, 1937
Plans have been completed for a Halloween barn dance at the clubhouse in Grayland park by the members of the Junior Women’s club for the members and invited friends. Each person attending is to come in costume, and a prize will be awarded for the worst. There will be games for the first hour from 8-9 p.m., when dancing will be the entertainment. The Geller trio will furnish the music, and tap dances will be given by Miss Puearela, accompanied by Miss Vivian Geller.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 27, 1962
You can print the menu for the Thanksgiving Day football feast at Lincoln Bowl Nov. 22. The main course has been completed. Lincoln’s unbeaten Abes overwhelmed Stadium 42-0 to wrap up another City League football title, at least a clinch for the Capital crown and maintain its mark of never having missed the Drumstick Day football frolic on its home gridiron. The victory, Lincoln’s fifth straight this season, put the state’s top-rated team into the holiday game against Wilson in a rematch of their early season tingler that ended 13-12 for the Abes. Wilson earned its place by belting West Bremerton 20-7.