1960 – 1969

1960

February 6 – First wooden Charlie Choker statue erected at Grays Harbor College

October 7 – MGM blows up bridge and trestle on Wynooche for film, “Ring of Fire”.

1961

January 2 – Freighter Texmar buckles on Grays Harbor mudflat. Burns June 13.

March 6 – Doughboy statue moved from Simpson Avenue to Zelasko Park and rededicated.

1962

October 8 – Columbus Day storm hits Harbor.

1963

November 22 – President John F. Kennedy assasinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

January 12 – New Aberdeen Lumber Company stud mill burns.

February 21 – New Aberdeen Post Office opens. (Dedicated April 13)

August 5 – “Peanuts” comic premiers in Aberdeen World.

December 20 – Portable spar makes first appearance in Harbor woods.

1964

September 15 – Natural gas begins to flow on Grays Harbor

November 12 – Strike idles local mills.(Ends November 24)

November 18 – Evans Products purchases Aloha Company.

November 23 – Anderson & Middleton buys Blagen’s Mill and Timber./p>

1965

April 29 – Major earthquake strikes at 8:24 a.m.>

May 20 – Old Aberdeen library demolished.

July 11 – Spectacular dock side fire as ship burns at Weyerhaeuser dock.

1967

April 8 – Hoquiam police spot UFO.

July 1 – Massive LP gas fire in East Aberdeen

August 20 – First Sunday sale of alcohol since 1930s.

September 16 – New Aberdeen City Hall dedicated.

December 13 – Elma-Montesano freeway link opens.

1968

April – Rayonier merges with International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.

June 17 – Bees swarm on downtown Aberdeen traffic light.

September 15 – 50-foot pleasure boat flips at Grays Harbor bar; three dead.

November 5 – Voters approve Timberland Library System.

1969

January 31 – 31 inches of snow in Aberdeen this month.

March 1 – The Aberdeen Daily World renamed The Daily World

May 7 – Aloha Shake Mill destroyed by fire during remodeling.