Sir Bolivar Buckshot

In June of 1935, Champion Bulldog Sir Bolivar Buckshot posed steadfastly with his many trophies. Bred and owned by Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Bjorklund of Spanaway, Sir Bolivar Buckshot was an English Bull, with a champion rating. He was declared both International and Pacific Coast Champion Bulldog. At four years of age, he was…
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Living in Youngtown

In this photograph taken for the News Tribune special Father's Day layout for 1949, Frank N. Young, surrounded by his four children, posted a sign in the family's front yard designating their house "Youngtown - Population 6". Mr. Young was president of Johnson Millwork, Inc. The family lived at 2735 Lemons Beach Road West in…
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Bone Dry

Studio photography of a new boot by Bone Dry Shoe Co., shot for advertising purposes. The instep of the boot has a plate with sharp points, probably intended for gripping or assuring sure footing. The Tacoma Company was best known for making sturdy, long lasting boots and still employed skilled shoemakers. See more featured images…
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Planting One On You!

The flower girl, Rhoda Marcia Simpson, really lays one on the ring bearer, Bruce Allan Jennison, in this original wedding picture.The young couple were the attendants at the June 11, 1955 wedding of Lois Marilyn Antilla and Paul John Putnam. The younger couple were the niece and nephew of the bride. See more featured images…
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Never Ever Land

Family exits Never Never Land at Point Defiance in June 1965. The popular park attraction first opened in 1964. Alfred Pettersen, who also designed "Wooded Wonderland" in Victoria, British Columbia, was the first manager. The two facilities were said to be the only two "enchanted forests" on the continent. Sadly, Tacoma's enchanted forest was plagued…
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A Fun Ride

An impressive parade took place in Tacoma on the first Memorial Day following the end of the Great War, May 30, 1919. Veterans from the Civil, Spanish American and Great War (WWI) were represented with local Boy Scouts marching as the fourth generation. Bringing up the rear of the parade was the pictured decorated automobile…
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Shriner Cheer

The Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine were joining many other Northwest Temple Shriners for a Shrine parade in Tacoma. Groups from Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane, Portland and many others were going to participate in the Northwest Temples March, where they would lead camels through the parade. The Afifi Temple would host the…
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