Turkey For Twins

Laura Lee and Lanna Lee, twin daughters of Ward and Betty Allen, celebrated their second birthday on November 27, 1948. This photograph makes it look like they skipped cake and had turkey instead. Cook Ivan Talbot, head chef at the Winthrop Hotel, holds up a 25-pound Thanksgiving turkey for their inspection. The Winthrop was known…
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Train Derailed

Just after 6 p.m. on November 17, 1925, Northern Pacific passenger train #424 derailed about 2 miles west of Olympia. The train, travelling about 30-50 mph, plowed into the bank on the side of the track, burying itself in the earth before it turned over on its side, crushing veteran engineer Edward M. Putnam. Subsequent…
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Fury In the Garden

Gleaming under bright light is a new 1969-model Plymouth Fury. It is parked in the landscaped area of the Holiday Inn, 3518 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, on November 11, 1968. The automobile had been promoted as being longer, lower and wider than previous models. Holiday Inn had advertised the vehicle with a teasing "We have…
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Catch of the Day

Steve Cvitovich holds up a large salmon for the approval of three unidentified men on November 10, 1951 inside the Ocean Fish Mart at 2201 Ruston Way. The Ocean Fish Mart was built on pilings so that boats could tie up right at their back door to deliver freshly caught fish directly to market. It…
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Bet Made and Lost

A. K. Benson, auctioneer, lost his bet on the results of the presidential election and he is now wheeling the winner of the bet, Lester Hess, a building trader, along K Street in a wheelbarrow from South 15th to South 9th Street. They are joined by Tom Johnson, a Benson employee, who is wearing President…
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