Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Now being completed was a new route for the Great Northern Railway in the Skykomish River Valley. It would eliminate a number of curves, lessen some grades and make the runs in the area considerably faster. The changes came in two phases but covered the area from east of Gold Bar to southeast of Index.

Cascade’s Christmas Ball, scheduled to have an “Under the Christmas Tree” theme according to committee members, was now deep in planning. Cascade High students Robin Hawthorne and Barb Clink were checking over publicity signs going up soon to invite all to attend.

25 years ago (1988)

Downtown Everett planned to light up at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 when the city hosted its official Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies at Hewitt and Colby. Everett Mayor Bill Moore would officiate. A clown, wizard and Santa Claus were invited guests. Radio KRKO would broadcast the event live.

David Wolff, 13-year-old pianist from Lake Stevens, was the winner of the concerto competition sponsored by Snohomish County Music Teachers’ Association. David, son of Ron Christy Wolff, had won numerous music awards.

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

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