100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 7, 1912
New angels developed today in the dispute as to a proper test for the steel pipe crossing the Puyallup Valley on the Green River gravity system. The municipal commission turned its back on its decision of yesterday and decided to have the pipe tested according to the specifications. Contractor George P. Wright then refused absolutely to test the pipe. Members of the commission were placed in the worst tangle in some time by Wright’s attitude.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 7, 1962
Fircrest modestly made plans today to weave the world’s largest Christmas wreath, 35 feet high and 80 feet wide. Painted beach balls will serve as ornaments. “We are claiming the title until otherwise challenged,” said Dexter Silver. He will boss the erection of the wreath Saturday and Sunday at the Orchard Street and Regents Boulevard entrance to the residential community.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 7, 1987
They turned out by the thousands – senior citizens, couples, teenagers and little children overwhelmed by their umbrellas – to see the parade and Christmas tree lighting in downtown Tacoma. There were no official estimates available on how many turned out in the wet, blustery weather for the seventh-annual Torchlight Christmas Parade and 41st annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Sunday evening. Parade-goers and participants came prepared for the cold.