A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 19, 1912
At 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Armory, an exhibition of horsemanship will be given, including some of the striking features of the Pendleton Round-Up. Miss Mabel Evans, 1912 queen of the Pendleton Round-Up, and Miss Hazel Walker, winner of the silver mounted saddle at Pendleton, assisted by picked broad sword and mounted wrestling teams from Troop B, will furnish a rare treat to lovers of equestrian sport. A small admittance fee will be charged.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 19, 1962
“Othello,” the Moor of Venice, one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, will open at the Tacoma Little Theater Nov. 30. The producing director is Bernard Frawley; technical director, James J. Whyte. Popularity on the stage has marked this play from the outset. Performances at court are attested as early as Nov. 1, 1604. Only seven years in the 18th century have left no notice of an “Othello” in London. In New York, the first known staging was at the end of 1751.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY: NOV. 19, 1987
Cleaning up the so-called “tar pits” on the Tacoma Tideflats could cost between $3.4 million and $4 million, according to a proposal by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’s preferred method of dealing with the contaminated soil and water would entail covering much of the 30-acre site and monitoring the water beneath it to see if the pollutants spread. It was chosen from an array of cleanup alternatives, one of which would cost as much as $171 million. The list of 10 alternatives was the subject of a public hearing recently at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. A decision on what course of action to take will be made by EPA regional administrator Robie Russell by Jan. 1, EPA officials said.