100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 5, 1912
Ezra Meeker, whose party was one of the first to cross the country to Puget Sound by wagon train, recounted at the morning session of the Washington State Good Roads association meeting some of the experiences of the trip and told of his efforts to obtain an appropriation from Congress to build a permanent highway along the line of the old cross-country trail as a monument to the pioneers. “It is important that we have a great national highway, and it would not detract from its usefulness if it were built as a monument to the pioneers,” Mr. Meeker said.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 5, 1962
Built five years before the Tacoma section of the new freeway was undertaken, the State Highway Department’s 30-foot scale model of the project is now being brought up to date in the second-floor lobby of the County-City Building. Viewed by hundreds every day since being returned at the request of Roy Devish, building superintendent, the model is being revised under direction of Herb Graham, engineer-technician of the Highway Department.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 5, 1987
Do King County police think the Green River killer is active again? The answer depends on whom you believe. Police officials said there is no conclusive evidence indicating the killer has returned, although it’s a possibility they haven’t ruled out. The killer is blamed for the deaths of at least 37 young women in the Seattle area from 1982 to 1984. But Kriss Kurran of Lynnwood said a King County officer told her several weeks ago that police believe the Green River killer murdered her daughter in August. Police officials deny that such a statement was made.