A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 4, 1912
About 40 Greeks obtained certificates yesterday, preparatory to leaving for their native land, and it is expected that from now on the movement will be greater. A number of Greeks have said they would leave after pay days, coming Nov. 15 and Nov. 30. The Greeks have still about three months in which to return to Greece, and, unless the war comes to a stop in that time, many probably will return. About 175 have obtained certificates for the district including Tacoma, Seattle and Vancouver. How many have gone without certificates is not known.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 4, 1937
Motion pictures with a historical background have found much favor with theater audiences during the past few years and the announcement from the management of Moore’s Rialto theater today that “High, Wide and Handsome” will be held for a second week evidences the popularity of this type of film, the tale of the discovery of oil in western Pennsylvania in 1859.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 4, 1962
If construction continues to progress at the present rate, the new Puyallup River freeway bridge should be ready for one-way traffic within the next three to six months. Present plans call for using the bridge for one-way Seattle-bound traffic as soon as work is finished on a ramp to the bridge from Bay Street.