Seems Like Yesterday

  • Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:30pm
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50 YEARS AGO (1959)

Emma Sexton was to entertain Everett Toastmistress Club members at a social hour in her home at 1204 Wall St. This was planned as an opportunity to visit with each other before the September return to activities.

Lance Cpl. Melvin Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Baker of Route 3, Arlington, was on a 175-mile march from the lowest to the highest points in the Continental U.S., excluding Alaska. The 1st Marine Division’s 1st Reconnaissance Battalion started at Death Valley and would end atop Mount Whitney.

25 YEARS AGO (1984)

James L. Tiede of Everett was named assistant vice president of Frontier Bank, in charge of residential home loans. A veteran of 20 years in the real estate field, he had most recently worked for Pioneer First Federal Savings and Loan. Tiede would work with Jim Ries, vice president, who was heading up the newly formed real estate division at Frontier.

Lake Murphy Park, a new private picnic grounds located one mile from Marysville, was opened by Donald D. Murphy. The site consisted of 10 acres of outdoor facilities, available for private use. A pavilion with a fireplace and barbecue pit was planned.

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

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