A Busy Teenager, 1972

In 1972, Wilson High School senior Joe Bartle kept himself busy with a vegetable garden that supplied friends and neighbors with zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, onions and potatoes. As a News Tribune article from September of that year reported, Joe had also just finished painting the family home, was planning to work weekends at a…
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One-on-One Computer Help

Need help downloading eBooks? Want to share photos on your Facebook account? Sit down with Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library staff for personalized assistance in a casual setting. We can help with: Kindles, eReaders, iPads and other mobile devices Learning internet basics Navigating Windows 7 Using Microsoft Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Finding…
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Back to School, 1953

"There's Danger Ahead...School Begins!" This was the message behind "Live and Let Live Week in Tacoma" as proclaimed by Mayor Harold Tollefson for the week of August 31 to September 5, 1953. The proclamation was issued to remind citizens that school was about to begin, and that extra caution in driving was advised. Drivers were…
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