Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1964)

Workmen were surfacing over another crypt in the cemetery of memories of bygone Everett. With the remodeling of Costello’s men’s store, entrances off Hewitt and Wetmore avenues leading to what was once the Pastime were being covered. Mon Walgren, who later became Washington governor, had honed his billiard skills down here.

The original plans for the Everett freeway included on and offramps at 19th Street and E. Grand Avenue. Now federal officials as well as local people were taking a second look at the proposal saying there wasn’t really room for them. A decision would be made after traffic counts.

25 years ago (1989)

The first of the ships designated to form the aircraft carrier task force based in Everett was being brought to Puget Sound. The nuclear guided missile cruiser USS Truxtun, based in San Diego, California, was being shifted to Bremerton on Oct. 1

Travis Bracht of Lake Stevens was selected to attend the Missoula Children’s Theater Performing Arts Camp in Montana. Bracht, a junior at Lake Stevens High School, would be involved in the group’s Montana centennial production of “Ghost Town.”

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

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