Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Clifton Johnson, principal of Longfellow School for the past eight years, was leaving to become the new assistant superintendent of the Issaquah School District. He had spent 14 years in Everett, the first six as a teacher at Washington School. One of his special interests was an experimental program of reading based upon the McCracken system.

Twenty-two choice view lots were now for sale at Gay’s Addition, three and one half miles west of Marysville on Priest Point Drive. Priced from $3,100 to $4,100 they included beach privileges. The lots were for year-round homes only. Sandy Gay was the owner.

25 years ago (1988)

If the U.S. Navy brought its carrier battle group to Everett, only seven or eight ships, not the 16 originally planned, probably would make the fleet, U.S. Rep. Mike Lowry said yesterday.

Snohomish city worker Charles Jennings and Wayne Downing, of Marysville, removed old roofing yesterday afternoon from one of three historic buildings at the pioneer cemetery across from Pilchuck River Park. They were replacing asphalt roofing with shakes as part of a restoration project that would eventually return the buildings to their original appearance.

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

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