Seems Like Yesterday

  • Wed Mar 31st, 2010 10:12pm
  • Life

50 YEARS AGO (1960)

Standing in front of the new used car lot across from their Rucker Avenue dealership were John Sevenich, general manager; Chuck Cookson, used car sales manager, and Dick Tracy, district manager, of the Chevrolet Motor Division.

The Everett Fire Department went off with a whoosh yesterday afternoon before a large group of spectators. A house at 1616 Walnut St., converted from a barn in the early 1900s, was donated to the department for training use by the Erickson brothers, Joe, Rosie and Phil, who grew up next door to the frame structure. Chief Earl Brower said his men made an excellent showing during the training session.

25 YEARS AGO (1985)

Everett’s Grand Old Market was the most unique downtown shopping mall. There were now 55 shops including Betty’s Gallery, Twice As Nice, Hill O’ Bean, Cramalot-In, Gentle Ben’s Artistry in Wood, Larry Carter Woodcarver, and Flo’s Bunka Embroidery.

New at Buzz Inn Steakhouses were steak and eggs for $3.49, teriyaki rib dinners for $4.96, and early bird specials for $2.99. Buzz Inns were at 3615 Broadway and 9910 Evergreen Way in Everett, and 1115 State Ave. in Marysville.

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