100 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 24, 1912
Duck hunters who went to Nisqually flats Saturday night and remained over for the Sunday shoot had fair luck. One party of nimrods went in the launch Corinne and returned with 76 birds. They were mallard, blue bills and widgeon. The hunters came back last night. The party consisted of the following hunters: Ned C. Adams, R.H. Imhoff, George Heimecke, Emil Helmecke, E.P. Prescott, Al Saxe, Harvey Peterson, Leslie Falconer, Worth Lammey and Merlin Finch.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 24, 1962
Gale-force winds whipped around the Tacoma area at about 11 a.m. today playing havoc with electrical lines. The strong gusts knocked down a series of eight power poles in the Fife area but City Light’s substation there remained in service, confining outages to a limited area. Widespread outages were reported in the South Tacoma area, however, as one substation and two 4,000-volt lines were knocked out by the sudden storm. Branches torn loose by the wind also fouled City Light lines in the Manitou area. City light spokesman said extra crews were being called on duty to aid in restoring service to the darkened districts.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 24, 1987
Tacoma’s mandatory water conservation measures will continue until enough rain falls to enable the city to draw more water out of the Green River, according to John Kirner, Tacoma’s assistant water superintendent. Monday, the city still was taking less than half its legal limit from the river. In normal years, the river supplies up to 85 percent of Tacoma’s water supplies; the rest comes from city-owned wells. Monday’s showers, coupled with last week’s rains, have increased the Green River’s flow and the amount of surplus water stored behind Howard Hansen Dam on the rivers east of Black Diamond.