100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 10, 1913
There is class to Zbyszko, the giant Pole wrestler. The big European who is camped on the trail of Frank Gotch is to wrestle in this city on the night of Jan. 29. And for that eventful evening the Tacoma theater has been engaged and there in the state of that show house the Pole will exhibit his strength and enormous frame. He would not consent to wrestle in any of the local halls. Yesterday afternoon Frank Riley, who is handling the business of the Tacoma Business Men’s Athletic club, arranged for the theater.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 10, 1963
Tacoma’s Utility Board voted to defer action on a contract for City Light’s annual supply of electric meters for which four identical bids were received. Bidding exactly $35,880 were Columbia Electric & Supply Co., Utility Supply Co., General Electric Co. and Westinghouse Electric Supply Co. City Light engineers and the city’s Board of Contracts and Awards had recommended that the award be made to Columbia because the Duncan meters specified by the firm contain some features preferred by the engineers.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 10, 1988
The spikes are being driven, so to speak, on a trail system across America using for the most abandoned railroad routes. The proposed 25-mile Foothills Trail in eastern Pierce County is a tiny link in that system, which is coming together by bits and pieces. The effort has been spurred by continuing abandonment of railroad rights of way and recent amendments to the National Trails System Act, according to leaders of a two-day workshop in Lakewood. A trail across the nation is a goal of the Washington, D.C.-based Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which sponsored the workshop in cooperation with the state chapter, according to Karen-Lee Ryan, research coordinator.