1970 – 1979

1970

February 28 – Saginaw Mill swept by fire.

March 20 – FBI probes gambling on Grays Harbor

March 28 – Tug H.H. Hubble sinks in Chehalis River when air tank explodes.

September 7 – Lost U. S. Army surveillance plane debris found in Grays Harbor’s North Bay

December 16 – Allman-Hubble Tug Company sold to Seattleites.

1971

April 17 – Aberdeen Fish Protein Concentrate Plant dedicated.

June 22 – Sixty-year old Eighth Street Bridge in Hoquiam closed.

June 30 – Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam dedicated.

August 19 – Aberdeen holds first Rain Fair Festival.

1973

January 26 – Groundbreaking for Grays Harbor College Bishop Center

June 12 – The Daily World unveils new $1,000,000 plant.

July 11 – John Wayne films “McQ” at North Beach and Aberdeen

1974

February 1 – Silkscreen Artist Elton Bennett killed in a Boeing 707 crash in Pago Pago

1976

February 29 – Old yew wood Indian paddle found on beach.

1977

April 11 – Clearing begins for Satsop Nuclear Power Plant.

August 9 – Wishkah Mall Grand Opening.

September 24 – Polson Museum dedicated.

1978

July 18 – Anderson & Middleton Mill closes after 86 years.

January 1 – Aloha Mill destroyed by fire.

September 18 – 606-foot ship Minerva, largest ever to enter Harbor.

December 19 – 1920’s tramp steamer M.S. Sierra breaks loose and drifts into Chehalis River railroad bridge.