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This week in history - from The Marysville Globe archives
10 Years Ago 1997
a Worried about loosing fishing rights and dilution of their ancestral identity, the Tulalip Tribes appealed a decision to recognize the Snoqualmie Tribe as a distinct group. The Tribes filed an appeal Nov. 26, on the federal decision recognizing a group of Snoqualmie Indians as a tribe independent of the Tulalip Tribes. Descendants of the Snoqualmie tribe have lived on the Tulalip Reservation since it was established last century. Tulalip officials are arguing the Snoqualmies agreed to be part of their tribe at the treaty of Point Elliot, in 1855. A small group of Snoqualmies, however, never moved to the reservation and is hoping to be recognized as a separate tribe. Papers filed by the Tulalip Tribes with the Interior Board of Indian Appeals argue that the Snoqualmie treaty tribe and its leadership came to the Tulalip Reservation, continued to reside their, and became part of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. The Snoqualmie joined the Snohomish and the Skykomish tribes in the treaty. The Tulalips are not an historic tribe and are the descendants of those three and some other, smaller, tribes from Western Washington. The federal recognition would make the Snoqualmie eligible for money form the U.S government. The Tulalip argument is that the Snoqualmie treaty tribe impair and injure the Tulalip Tribes birthright and cultural identity and treaty interests, as successor to the Snoqualmie treaty tribe. The Tulalip council hired an Everett law firm and a Washington, D.C. research firm to help with the appeal. The Department of the Interior already granted the Snoqualmies recognition. One issue is the fishing rights of the Snoqualmies, which the Tulalips argued belong to them from the Point Elliot Treaty. We submitted all the appropriate documents to the government. Now its up to them. Tulalip spokesperson John McCoy said.
25 Years Ago 1982
Monday nights opening of the Downtown Redevelopment Project hearing began to sound like a rally at a political convention and Bill Geddes was proving to be a most popular candidate. While it was generally agreed by most of the speaking public Marysvilles business core needs a shot in the arm, most who spoke up preferred to see Geddes Marina left out of the plan. Looking at the plan, here, you must have drawn this at high tide, said Norm Nelson of Edmonds, who has moorage space at the 47-year-old Geddes Marina. Nelson, who spoke against the changing the concept of the Marina to include larger boats, was eyeing a plan adopted by the Downtown Redevelopment Commission which envisions expansion and reconfiguration to provide wet moorage for 48 slips of 30-foot length and 84 slips of 40-foot length. Currently Geddes Marina has accommodation for 150 boats half dry and half wet storage, the largest a 50-footer. The Downtown plan also calls for the dredging of the marinas bottom and the widening of the marinas mouth onto Ebey Slough to allow use during low tides and to increase tide-flushing action. I think youre on the right track except for Geddes Marina, said Ed Humphrey, a county resident on the edge of the city who appreciates the low fares, charged customers of Geddes.
Marion Chambers of Mukilteo, also a customer of Geddes, said she didnt think anything shoul be done to spoil the character of the marina. I think Marysville should feel proud and lucky with such a facility where people can work on their boats. No other place in the Pacific Northwest has that service. Theyll take it out of the water for you and you can work on the boat yourself. Al Erickson, a fisherman in Alaska in the summertime and a student at University of Washington the rest of the year, said because of Geddes Marina he is seeing his dream come true. I also have a boat there, said Erickson, who explained he had bought a boat with a burnt out hull. Geddes has the lowest prices, the best facilities, and theres a boat buildler there whos currently building my boat. Where else could you find that? I have more then a boat; I have a dream and theyre making that dream come true. Several of the comments in favor of a laissez-faire policy regarding Geddes Marina drew rounds of applause from an audience which numbered more than 100. The Geddes admitted they had done some recruiting, inviting customers to attend the Monday night hearing. Mayor Daryl Brennick informed the crowd everyone would have a chance to speak on the proposed Downtown Redevelopment Project, adding a five-minute limit per person would be recognized. Gene Olmstead of Marysville, a past school board member and self-employed businessman, said he thinks the city needs a port commission. I think we should get with the Corps of Engineers and make a navigable waterway, he said. Id like to see the marina two to three times as big so everybody can use it. Several letters, including those from the Department of the Army and the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, were among the written comments received in response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the redevelopment plan and implementation program. The Office of Archeogloy recommended the project proponents undertake an integrated archaeology and historic survey as part of their redevelopment program, The Department of the Army expressed a similar concern, noting a survey should be conducted of the proposed project area to determine the presence and significance of prehistoric or historic cultural resources. In and around Marysville, there are prehistoric sites ranging in age to at least 6,000, the letter states. The project area may include similar undiscovered sites. Both letters encouraged a study be taken to determine if any of the historic structures met the criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
50 Years Ago 1957
a In a little speech before City Council Monday night, Henry Balam, jailor and City Hall custodian, suggested that he may be paying a part of the Citys light and power bill. An amazed Council ordered an immediate investigation by a qualified electrician after hearing Balam state that by pulling a master switch he found he could extinguish not only the lights of his apartment but also turn off the fire department radio alert system and, probably, the City Halls hot water heating.
a Among three new ordinances adopted Monday evening by Marysville City Council was one prohibiting the use of sound trucks on the public streets. The use of the blaring type of audio advertising was labeled against the peace, repose and dignity of the town. The ordinance specifically forbids the use of sound amplifying equipment on moving vehicles along the streets of Marysville. Another ordinance, No. 439, outlines definite rule and regulations for the collection and payment of admissions taxes. This new law, as well as the sound truck ordinance and the one providing for the office nominations, all adopted Monday evening, becomes effective with this publication. Among other important business, the Council decided to advertise for land suitable for use as a garbage disposal location. A letter was received from the school district suggesting co-operation in preliminary planning for a new junior high school with respect to water service and waste disposal. A request from Washington Natural Gas Company was granted to extend a proposed gas line eastward 385 feet on Grove Street. Council heard and granted a request from Trans-Mountain Pipeline Corporation to cross the Citys Sunnyside waterline with a 22 oil pipeline at the Newton Stanton property. City Clerk Amelie Dockendorf was authorized to call for bids on gasoline oil purchases for the coming year for city equipment. Application for water service was granted Loren Hanson in the Crestwood Addition. A report on progress of the Sunnyside water transmission line cited delays caused by various troubles in testing the new lines. A number of property owners along the right-of-way have been inconvenienced, it was stated. Claude Wells, water superintendent, commended the patience of these residents.