Riches of the River

On October 21, 1937, Clarence Duncan, superintendent of the state's Puyallup River hatchery at Voight's Creek, lifted a large net filled with salmon out of the water. It was the largest run in years with record numbers of salmon returning to the creek near Orting. It was estimated that more than 8,000 salmon would be…
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Lovely Lace

For Edna (Mrs. Rutherford) Barnett - Priceless handmade lace is hobby. Mrs. Barnett is a member of the National Old Lacers, women who study and collect rare laces. She is pictured above in October of 1964 with a Spanish Blonde mantilla and Venetian cape collar. On her left is an Irish Limerick lace overskirt draped…
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Dog and a Tag

On October 12,1956, Janice Pender, age 8, held up dog tag #1, issued by the Pierce County Humane Society, for her Afghan Hound "Voodoo's" approval. The Pierce County Humane Society, not officially recognized by the city, was offering free licenses to dogs under the age of six months. These were not to be confused with…
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Pilots-To-Be

Girls from the College of Puget Sound interested in participating in the training for pilots offered by the federal government pose in front of a hangar at the Mueller-Harkins Airport in early October of 1939. Nationwide, over 11,000 students would learn to fly under the program. Of that number, 300-400 would be women. See more…
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At Your Service!

In October of 1942, Maxwell Super Service Station, 910 Puyallup Ave., really offered its customers super service. Nine women attendants rushed out to take care of a 1942 De Soto convertible (with hide-away headlights!) that had stopped for gas. The women pumped gas, checked under the hood, put air in the tires and cleaned the…
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Salute to Charles

This photocopy of Battery "D", 10th Field Artillery's 12-gun salute to Charles Lindbergh was made on September 15, 1927, the day after Col. Lindbergh's pass over Fort Lewis's parade grounds occurred. Charles Lindbergh was traveling through the country promoting aviation. His pioneer non-stop solo voyage across the Atlantic to France was met with tremendous awe…
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Nonsuch

An authentic replica of the "Nonsuch" 17th century sailing ship bearing both English and American flags, arrived in Tacoma on September 15, 1972, for a four-day public display. The 53-foot ketch was primarily built of solid English oak although her 37-foot keel was English elm. She had 6-foot anchors with wooden stocks and 2000 square…
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