50 years ago (1955)
Associated Sand and Gravel was awarded the contract to remove the planting strips on 19th Street between Rucker Avenue and Broadway. The strips would be paved, the street resurfaced and the beautiful boulevard effect lost.
Three students of Betty Spooner were practicing for the Ballet Boogie they would perform at the Roosevelt Circus at Roosevelt School. They were Sherry Dalton, Karen Spane and Barbara Falkner. Eight acts were on the program. Admission was 25 cents.
25 years ago (1980)
Smoldering rubble was all that remained of the main Erickson Bros. Furniture store after a three-alarm fire destroyed the three-story building and contents at 2810 Broadway. Don Erickson, whose grandfather started the business in 1912, had no immediate estimate of the dollar loss.
Bikers were preparing for the 1980 Diabetes Bike-O-Thon, a nine-mile roundtrip between Legion Park in Everett and Funston Tire on State Street in Marysville. It was sponsored by the Everett Kiwanis and Early Birds Lions Club. Those participating would receive a visor and Slurpee from 7-Eleven.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library