50 years ago (1962)
Charles Hodges opened a manufacturing plant in Marysville featuring post-forming of laminates. Located at 1st and Cedar Streets, the new plant had more than a dozen machines to prepare the laminate for counters, desk tops and other such uses. Hodges, a cabinet maker most of his life, also did custom work.
Two new bridges would be built in the northern part of the county. One was Peterson Bridge over the Stillaguamish River between Florence and Norman, southeast of Stanwood. The other was Larson Bridge over Cook Slough west of Silvana.
25 years ago (1987)
The Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds, the state’s second largest community fair, opened. It was the 55th annual run for the “Best li’l fair in the West.” Veterinarians Wayne Smothers and Andy Stang were busy checking animals for any signs of ailments.
Actor Morgan Stevens was rehearsing his lines between takes for a new NBC television series, “Year in the Life,” at Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds. Filming was to take place at various Edmonds-area locations, including the Edmonds Cemetery.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.