All Aboard II!

Don P. Taylor checks his model American Flyer railroad set under the careful supervision of his five children in March, 1952. The tracks are set along a rocky terrain and props include a water tower and church. Donna (6 months), Marianne (12), Gretchen (5), Gloria (9) and Dick (13) and their parents resided at 3419…
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Ketchup For Life!

In honor of their 57th wedding anniversary, R. N. MacGregor, Tacoma representative of the H. J. Heinz Co., presents Llewellyn and Etta Morris with a wooden crate of Heinz products. There is a complete assortment of the "57 Varieties," one for each year of their marriage. The couple had resided in Tacoma since 1906. See…
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All Aboard!

In March of 1949, 57 children from the morning and afternoon kindergarten classes of the Fern Hill school took a 40-mile roundtrip train ride from Tacoma's Union Station to Auburn. Ninety percent of the children had never been on a train before. After the ride, they were given a tour of the station by the…
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Urban Mushing?

"Wild Bill" Shannon brought his famous Alaskan "wolf dogs" (huskies) to the Colonial Theater in March of 1925. Perhaps puzzled at the lack of snow, the team of sled dogs, with their master, stopped outside of the theater for a brief look around. Shannon was advertised as the man who saved Nome, Alaska, during the…
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Tugging a Tuna Clipper

Western Boat Building Company has just completed and launched the "Mary E. Petrich", the largest tuna clipper ever built. The new vessel was 149-1/2 feet long, had a 34 foot beam, 1,600 horsepower submarine type diesel engine, and cost about $500,000 to build. The tuna clipper was named after Martin Petrich's late wife. See more…
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