100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 13, 1913
Declaring that within a few years the Tideflats will be covered by a maze of railroad tracks running to many new factories, and asserting that in his belief the only safe way for a street railway line to reach them would be over a viaduct extending from the 11th Street bridge to the end of the system, A.M. Ingersoll, assistant to the president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad, appeared this morning before the City Council and expressed his views, by request, as to what kind of a line should be constructed by the city.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 13, 1963
Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent John A. Rutter took a long look at the present and foreseeable future of the park yesterday, and declared: “We’re getting in a kind of a bind.” His observation at a meeting of the Downtown Kiwanis Club proved an understatement as he continued: “We had a 1952 staff and plant last year and were handling a 1962 population.” The 1962 population he was referring to was the total of 1,905,302 visitors to the park — an all-time record spurred by the Seattle World’s Fair. Rutter pointed out that when Mission 66’s 10-year development plan was set up in 1956, the projection was for 1 million visitors annually by 1966.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 13, 1988
The Tacoma School District will strain this year’s budget another $219,000 to accommodate raises that range between 4.15 percent and 19.8 percent for 21 members of the management team, several classified employees and 53 principals. Each of these 89 employees will receive a raise of at least 4.15 percent, but most top administrators and principals will get an extra bonus based on the recommendations of a consultant who studied and suggested changes in district salaries two years ago, said public information officer Kay Engelsen.