100 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 14, 1913
That there is soon to be a strong movement in Tacoma real estate is the belief of Seattle investors. One hears in the offices continually, “Tacoma is now the place to make money,” and several leading realty dealers have made their words good by putting their money into Tacoma. Just what has caused this movement is not difficult to ascertain when it is recalled what is soon to develop in Tacoma shipping circles, for Tacoma has been made the port of one big steamship line after another in recent months.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 14, 1963
Franklin Pierce voters passed the largest bundle of school money measures appearing on a Pierce County ballot yesterday. They approved five propositions, including a $480,000 bond issue for construction of a new elementary school and a bond issue to build covered grandstands for a new athletic field at Franklin Pierce High School. The voters also elected two new school board members and re-elected Andrew Christensen Jr., unofficial returns showed.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
March 14, 1988
In the years since Ezra Meeker built his historic Puyallup home in 1890, the city has grown up around it, surrounding the pioneer’s home with furniture stores and dentists’ offices. But city officials are considering purchasing adjacent property, leveling the buildings and constructing a four-square-block park honoring the city’s centennial. “The buildings are pretty close,” Gordon Koestler, president of the Meeker Historical Society said Saturday at the mansion’s reopening after a two-month closure for maintenance and cleaning. “We’d like to be able to get in and buy them out.” The park is receiving support from the Meeker Historical Society and the City of Puyallup as well as the Puyallup Centennial Committee.