Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Everett Parks Superintendent John Hall said today that the five-year parks modernization and rehabilitation program launched last year was advancing at a good pace. The major purchase was the Walter E. Hall Recreation area on West Casino Road.

Tex Wadle looked on as City Paint Supervisor Bill Daily put up a No U Turn sign on Colby Avenue. The city was posting such signs from 19th to 41st streets to put a stop to a teenage practice of wheeling automobiles around and around busy intersections.

25 years ago (1988)

A Karen Reed article profiled two people who chose teaching as a second career and were attending a five-quarter program at Seattle Pacific University. Rob Leon, a former bank employee who lived in the Silver Lake area, wanted students to remember that they learned a lot from him. Noralee Peterson relished the idea of teaching the way children learned.

Bob and Donna Crouch, of Marysville, were the winner of a Snohomish County flag after entering a contest at The Herald’s booth at the Evergreen State Fair. Nearly 500 county artists participated in the flag design contest.

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

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