100 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 13, 1913
While hugging the shore too closely when on her way from Seattle to Port Townsend, the new $500,000 navy submarine F-4 ran ashore at West Point at 10 o’clock this morning and at a late hour this afternoon was lying in a dangerous position on the beach. Only employees of the builders were aboard at the time. The mishap occurred in broad daylight in perfectly clear weather while officials of the lighthouse had the vessel in full view as she was shaping a course dangerously near the beach.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 13, 1963
More than 28,000 Tacomans went to the polls recently, giving approval to the Tacoma School District’s 14.75-mill special levy and five of the city’s seven improvement bond issues. The school district’s special maintenance and operation levy to raise $2,596,000 for the 1963-64 school year sailed through with an impressive 74.7 per cent favorable vote – well over the needed 60 per cent.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 13, 1988
The men wore a peculiar cologne of wood smoke and rawhide; black powder and animal pelts. They moved from table to table examining the goods; bullet molds and ramrods, raccoon hats and rows of rifles, beaded pouches and knife blades. Not your ordinary swap meet, it was the 11th annual Muzzleloader Gun Show, a two-day event sponsored by the Cascade Mountain Men Inc. that started Saturday in the Kent Commons in Kent. “You can sell or trade or buy just about anything you’d need for muzzleloading out here,” said the group’s president, Bob Bowman. “It’s the first big event of the season, so everyone can start out at Rendezvous with something.” Rendezvous, held in spring and fall of each year, is the modern mountains man’s gathering to get together and trade, Bowman said.