50 years ago (1956)
Jeannette Ericson Johnson, captain of the winning team for the past six years during the Everett Civic Music Association membership drives, discussed this week’s campaign with Thelma Marshall Kelley. Membership was open this week only. The association’s headquarters were at Tingstad’s, 2811 Colby Ave.
Those wishing to get an early start on their Christmas cards could visit the basement of Miller’s, select their cards and have their names imprinted. The biggest, most beautiful varied display of cards in many a year was being shown. The Tiny Tims featured in the National Line were being promoted.
25 years ago (1981)
Boeing’s first 767 took off from Paine Field this morning at 11:54 a.m. Three test pilots flew the fat, cigar-shaped jetliner, which held the company’s hopes for retaining its dominant share of the world’s commercial jet market. It was being assembled at the Everett plant of parts from all over the world.
“Clayton Acres” on Holly Road was something out of the past. Lewis and June Clayton kept chickens, rabbits and calves on the land just north of Paine Field. It had started in 1948 from the purchase of 1 1/2 acres for $800.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library