100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 1, 1912
Permanent highway laws are favored by county engineers of the state in session at the Commercial Club & Chambers of Commerce today. It was indicated that a number of resolutions will bear the imprint of the eighth annual convention of the state association. Among the first passed was the permanent highway resolution this morning. Leading engineers of the state, represented to the gathering the good to come from keeping in good repair the roads when they are once built.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 1, 1962
A towering Christmas tree, symbol of hope and peace, stands at Ninth and Broadway today. The huge fir, its peak capped with a gleaming white star, was dedicated and lighted last night in a ceremony sparked with music and a parade of speakers. It was an evening of tough decisions for the small fry who joined an estimated 3,000 persons lining the streets and parked in cars nearby. The kids, accustomed perhaps to cheering for their heroes one at a time, had a chance to cheer a general, the mayor and the utilities director lighting what may be the tallest Christmas tree cut in the nation.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 1, 1987
Huge, powerful companies see the opportunities in projected Puget Sound growth and have begun to transfer their vast timber holdings into land for subdivisions and business parks to the chagrin of many rural residents and land-use planners. The possibilities for coveting forests into houses and commercial buildings are staggering The Weyerhaeuser Co. alone owns from 400,000 to 500,000 acres in Pierce, King and Thurston counties. The Plum Creek Timber Co., a Burlington Northern subsidiary and Champion International Corp. also have large landholdings in the area.