75 years ago
August 26, 1938
The Bay City Lumber Company will resume operations Sept. 1 with a crew of 325 men operating in all departments, Sam Anderson Jr., manager announced today.
He said the company has received “one very large order” which will keep Bay City operating at least 90 days. After that, market conditions will govern continued operation.
Bay City is the fourth Grays Harbor firm to resume production of lumber within the past few weeks. The other three are Anderson-Middleton and Wilson Brothers in Aberdeen and the Polson Mill in Hoquiam.
August 27, 1938
Aberdeen’s Golden Jubilee has done more than any event since the World War armistice to cement good will among the people of this city, and those who worked so hard to make it a success are to be congratulated, Mayor Herbert Horrocks said today, as observance of Aberdeen’s 50th anniversary as a city neared a close.
50 years ago
August 26, 1963
• Four fishermen who spent over 27 hours aboard a 21-foot boat were picked up at 9 a.m. today by a boat from the Coast Guard Lifeboat Station in Westport.
The four were spotted this morning by the captain of the Sea Deucer as they were rowing to shore using boards for oars.
Owner and operator is listed as Loren Evans of Aberdeen. None of the men were any worse for the experience.
• With the emphasis on defense all the way, the Smoke Shop entry from Aberdeen swept through four games undefeated over the weekend and plays for the Northwest Regional Slow Pitch Tournament championship tonight.
First sacker Bob Grant led the Smoke Shop through four tourney tilts at bat with seven for 15 and a .467 average.
August 27, 1963
Washington state will christen Wednesday a $34 million third addition to its growing fleet of massive floating bridges.
In has been named the Evergreen Point Bridge, the second four-lane span reaching across Lake Washington to the population booming east side. It looks a lot like its two brothers — the first Lake Washington Bridge and the Hood Canal Bridge.
Tolls to pay off the bond issue for the bridge will be 35 cents.
25 years ago
August 26, 1988
Hogans Corner, the handsome little community at the threshold of Ocean Shores, may eventually have sewer service.
County Commissioner Bob Paylor has been discussing the possibility and says he has found some interest.
Hogans Corner has had a history of septic tank failures, thus threatening future development, according to the commissioner.
August 27, 1988
• Tom Quigg of Hoquiam recently joined the board of directors at Citizens First Bank. He is currently president and manager of Grays Harbor/Pacific Corporation, a tug boat company associated with ship bunkering, and is a Realtor with Twin County Realty in Aberdeen.
• Inga Sagen of Raymond, a senior at Raymond High School and the daughter of Bob and Anita Sagen of Raymond, was crowned queen of the Pacific County Fair Friday night.
Attendance Friday was 5,967, according to Terri Pattee, fair office manager, up several hundred from Thursday’s attendance.
• Lake Quinault Lions Club’s third annual pig roast is scheduled Sunday beginning at noon on the grounds of the Rain Forest Resort Village.
The picnic dinner, including a whole roasted pig, cooked by Tom “Mot” Morrissey, will include barbecue beef, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans, for $7.
Compiled by Karen Barkstrom from the archives of The Daily World.