50 years ago (1964)
Everett had several connections to the New York World’s Fair. Scott Paper Co. had an exhibit showing beautiful pictures of the Everett plant. Ted Westrom and Paul Stocker had a Polynesian state show. Bargreen Coffee had Bargreen Buffet where college boys Howie Bargreen, Rick Harvey and Fred Bennett were working.
Everett college girls in a Chaffee’s ad were Judy Cooper, University of Washington; Linda Merrick, Whitman College; Kathy Russell, Stanford University; Sue Richards, Everett Junior College, and Linda Strobel, Central Washington State College.
25 years ago (1989)
Ethan Craft laid burlap sacks over the peaches at Country Farms Produce in Everett at closing time. His manager Matt McCain said he relied on the young man’s work ethic and added that he was one of his best employees, if not the best.
A tour of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Purple Cow stand, so Snohomish County 4-H’ers escorted visiting performers in the Tateyama Shirayuri Children’s Orchestra of Japan to the food booth. At first the visitors looked quizzically at the lavender-colored liquid, but one taste of the blackberry milkshake brought smiles and an OK sign.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library