Seems Like Yesterday

  • Sun Oct 28th, 2012 3:37pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

Everett and the shingle industry lost one of their pioneers, Garfield (Gar) Kirk, 82, Sequoia Hotel. He had lived in Everett since 1891. His father, Jim, had built a shingle mill on 14th Street Dock that was now known as Super Shingle.

Students walking to Emerson and St. Mary Magdalen schools on Farmers Road would have an easier time getting there. A ditch was being replaced with concrete pipe and a gravel walkway would be built over it.

25 years ago (1987)

Kamie Stearns had recently moved from Idaho to Everett. Her phone number was similar to that of Mariner High School and her phone was ringing off the hook. Stearns said, “It’s been hell, is what it is. It’s funny. I guess I should laugh. But we get so tired …”

The Lynnwood City Council had endorsed a study that proposed expansion of the freeway interchange at 196th St. Second off-ramps would be added, another on- and off-ramp would be added at approximately 198th St., and a freeway overpass would link 28th Ave. and Alderwood Mall Blvd.

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