100 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 17, 1912
The Alling Park idea having been exploded, the municipal commissioners this morning made another offer to the Anti-Tuberculosis society for a camp – a large area close to the new contagious hospital near South 38th and Warner streets. City Health Officer Janes was asked if he would be opposed to the location of the camp there and replied: “I would welcome it.” The municipal commissioners agree that the society should be aided by the city. They suggested that the tuberculosis camp become one of the city’s institutions, acting with the society. 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 17, 1962
Prime Mason County Christmas trees will decorate the Washington, D.C., offices of the female members of Congress and help tell the story of Washington’s forest industry in the nation’s capital. The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, co- operating with Congresswoman Julia Butler Hansen, shipped the trees by air freight today. They were cut Dec. 12 and will be fresh on their arrival in Washington, D.C. The trees were donated by the Douglas Fir Christmas Tree Co., Shelton, and especially selected by owner Fred Peste. The trees are fertilized to give them a luxurious green, a practice pioneered by Peste and his partner, Clarence Stohr.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 17, 1987
Hundreds of searchers looking for an 11-year-old girl came up empty-handed after covering a 9-square mile area Wednesday. Scores of volunteers and a squad of U.S. Marines from the Navy submarine base at Bangor combed residential areas, fields and woods near Shelton but found no leads to the whereabouts of Marjorie Monique Burnett, who has been missing since Monday evening. “We’ve got nothing,” said a dispatcher at the Island Lake Fire Hall just north of Shelton, the command post for Wednesday’s search.