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Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1964)

Mildred Simpson, Everett commissioner of finance, was as radiant as a young girl who just received a bouquet because of a state examiner’s report. The city was sitting pretty on its money bags despite gnawing problems of limited revenue sources and a demand for more municipal services.

Work was progressing rapidly at the Port of Everett’s 14th Street area where a million dollar harbor modernization project was under way. When this first phase was completed moorages would be greatly increased. There would be an extension made to the present commercial fishing boat dock and a second commercial float would be constructed.

25 years ago (1989)

Art in the Park was taking place. Armed with maracas and tambourines, youngsters laughed and pranced after mime Tom Dunn as he led them in a human train at Forest Park. The children were Markus Kempken, 6; Tiffany Baldwin, 7; and Travis Riley, 4.

The five largest marinas on Puget Sound were Everett with 2,050 slips, Bellingham with 1,750, Shilshole with 1,450, Dagmars with over 900 dry moorage and Edmonds with 763 wet and 189 dry. Shilshole was the most expensive and Edmonds had the longest waiting time.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library

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