Seems Like Yesterday

  • Monday, December 3, 2012 8:19pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

The city of Everett and Snohomish County Public Utility District announced that a manmade lake, to be created by the joint Sultan Basin hydroelectric project, would be named Spada Lake, after county resident John Spada.

Don Shingler of Shingler’s Fabrics Products announced his firm had purchased the Ford Motor Co. geodoesic exhibit from the Seattle World’s Fair and planned to move it next spring to the Edmonds waterfront where it would become the largest boat showroom in the area.

25 years ago (1987)

A Herald editorial said that light rail was not forgotten and hopelessly entrenched in bureaucracy. After a year of intense negotiations and painstaking legal reviews, planners throughout Snohomish County had a noteworthy land-use agreement for the I-5 corridor, a plan to put in place high-capacity rapid transit.

Washington Stove Works was holding a three-day clearance sale. Open to the public for three days only was a wood stove manufacturer’s clearance sale at Washington Stove Works. Free standing stoves for $299 and inserts for $499 were available in limited quantities at 2202 Hewitt Ave. A free brass blower came with the first 25 stoves sold.

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

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