50 years ago (1962)
Sumner Iron works was the new authorized manufacturer and sales agent for the Associated Reinforcing Cage Machine, an idea of George Duecy. The patent was held by Associated Sand and Gravel Co.
F&A Lettering Co. was opening next week at 1809 Everett Ave. It was Everett’s first commercial embroidery service. Co-owners were June Olsen and Aline Hammond and the firm embroidered individual or sponsor names on items such as bowling shirts and baseball uniforms. Their slogan was, “We will keep you in stitches.”
25 years ago (1987)
The Everett Pacific Hotel was sold for $9.15 million at a foreclosure auction this morning — less than half the value placed on it by its original owners in 1981. A Renton-based firm would operate the hotel while looking for a hotel-chain affiliation.
Broughton Construction of Sultan was awarded the general construction contract for a renovation project at Valley General Hospital of Monroe. Broughton’s bid of $163,434 was accepted by the hospital’s commissioners. Construction on the 90-day project would begin the first of the month, according to hospital administrator Lane Savitch.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library