50 years ago (1955)
Russell Day, art instructor at Everett Junior College, explained the use of line, form, rhythm and balance in an abstract form to one of his sophomore students, Tony Baird. Day was the guest speaker at the Everett Women’s Book Club meeting in which he discussed the various phases of modern art.
Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce met at Canyon Creek Lodge this evening. Sgt. J.E. Baker of the Everett office of the State Patrol was the guest speaker. Also in attendance were Evergreen State Fair queen Marilee Weaver and two of her princesses, Sarah Hess and Connie Walters.
25 years ago (1980)
The Silver Swan, a 125-passenger excursion boat, was pressed into service to make the Mukilteo-Clinton run during the ferry strike. It was a wonderful way to travel, but wasn’t as fast as the ferries.
Construction was completed on Edmonds’ first waterfront commercial office building, Pantley’s on Edmonds Bay Building. It was developed and constructed by Robert Pantley. Amenities included solar-bronze view windows and private decks. A restaurant was on the top floor and each seat had a spectacular view of Puget Sound.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library