MAY 26, 1997
More on the Space Needle at Gold Creek
The Gold Creek Space Needle was built by Richard Mahlum during the World's Fair in Seattle. It took him 2 years to build the 25:1 scale replica, and he then displayed it in his front yard in southwest Everett. According to Freeman, her Uncle Dick, who sold the needle to Gold Creek, was a head plumber for Weyerheuser Pulp Mill. About 6 years ago, Mahlum was hired by Gold Creek to repair the top of the Space Needle which had been damaged by birds making nests in it.
Editor's note: This information was sent to us by Bev Freeman (Mahlum) and is a clarification of the story that ran in the May 12 issues of the Woodinville Weekly and the Northlake News. Freeman is a niece of the needle's builder and wishes this information to be published in honor of her late uncle.
Mayor named to board
John Curtin, mayor of Bothell, has been named to the board of the Suburban Cities Association of King County. The association is made up of elected officials from all cities under 150,000 population in King County.
Flood insurance still advisable
In the aftermath of the winter storms and March flooding, homeowners, renters, and business owners are reminded that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Call 1-800-427-4661.