100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 21, 1913
Agreement was reached this morning between Mayor Seymour and Health Officer James, representing the city, and S.G. Smith of the Snoqualmie forest reserve, representing the federal government. Whereby forest rangers in the employ of the United States will patrol the Green river watershed above Maywood in the interest of the city as well as the government. The Green River police employed by the city will protect the forests as well as look after the city’s interests west of that point.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 21, 1963
Measures in this Legislature to take the tolls off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge after it’s paid for appeared to be slowly dying today, following hearings in both the House and Senate. At the Senate hearing on the bill to take the tolls off both the Longview-Rainier Bridge and the Narrows Bridge when the bonds are paid off, vast differences between the two situations showed up so as to make the two almost irreconcilable.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 21, 1988
When nighttime fog socks in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and passenger jets seek a clear place to land, members of the Mark Pasquini family wearily slip from their beds and break out a favorite board game called Sorry. The Pasquinis live a couple miles southwest of Paine Field, a one-time military air field near Everett. Paine is used by commercial jets when the fog halts takeoffs and landings at Sea-Tac and its preferred alternate, Boeing Field in Seattle. The unaccustomed sound of big, noisy jets flying near the Pasquini home in a newer, upper-middle-class subdivision near Picnic Point makes sleep all but impossible, Pasquini said. That’s when the family turns to a board game to get through the night. “My kids are both light sleepers, I’m a light sleeper,” said Pasquini, a 37-year-old computer programmer for a Redmond firm.