A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 10, 1912
Heavy rains in the last few days have wrought havoc with the Green River gravity system pipeline, and weeks of work already are assured beyond the anticipated time. Eight hundred feet of pipe have been floated on the George P. Wright job, according to information received at the department of light and water. The rain, continuing, threatens to wash out great stretches of dirt fills over the pipe, and a small army of men has been sent to the scene by the contractor. Streams near the points of pipe trouble are swollen to a degree that makes it impossible combat the danger to the pipeline. The stretches where pipe has been floated are at Bayne and Boise Creek.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 10, 1937
Led by World War veterans’ organizations, Tacoma will observe Armistice Day, Thursday, the 19th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in Europe. Stores will not close, but the day will find schools, banks and most public offices, including those in the City Hall and county courthouse, closed. Brig. Gen. Alfred T. Smith has declared the day a holiday at Fort Lewis, and all duties except the necessary guard will be dispensed with as time-honored ceremonies are observed.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 10, 1962
Lincoln’s Abes are free to think about their Thanksgiving Day commitment now, having polished off the final hurdle of the regular season last night in a 35-0 win over West Bremerton. The Abes finished their schedule in impressive fashion, striking swiftly for three second-half touchdowns to nail down the Capital League title and score their seventh consecutive win of the campaign. Fullback Don Moore, the huffin’, puffin’ junior, led the charge by scoring twice and piling up 136 yards on the ground in 20 times toting the pigskin. The muscular junior had plenty of help, including some solid defensive chores by the front line in repelling two West Bremerton scoring bids.