Evidence of the popularity of Mukilteo State Park was plain to see. Parking space was at a premium as hundreds took advantage of the bright sunshine to get out into the open.
The park, which fronted Puget Sound, was still a barren strip of dusty ground that could be reached by spring-testing roads.
Another sign of improving weather could be found on the white waters of the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Floating down the river to the Green Gables were Harold McComber of the Forest Service; Cecil Burton and his son, Duane, of Granite Falls; and Otis Burden of Marysville.
25 years ago (1982)
Maple Park Elementary in the Edmonds School District, along with Snoline and Olympic, was closing because of dwindling enrollment. However, in some ways Maple Park would live on.
Assistant superintendent Bob Ledford said the person who had made the biggest difference in the school was Miriam Burton, principal since its second year, 1956, until her retirement in 1967.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library