Car King at Food King

John Wallerich and his antique automobile were surrounded by fellow South Tacoma businessmen advertising the district's "Old Fashion Sidewalk Sale" to be held on July 19-20, 1963. The 1914 Chevrolet Royal Mail was parked outside of the new Food King supermarket at 3510 S 56th St., near Puget Sound Avenue. Admiring the car were: Jake…
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Ready-Set-Fire!

For many years the Tacoma Athletic Commission sponsored a Fourth of July show featuring elaborate fireworks. George P. Sheridan, chairman, and Howard Krewson, ticket chairman, pose with three children and a variety of fireworks on a grassy lot on July 1, 1965. Cecelia Harris rides bareback on a small pony while Denise Michael is perched…
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Potato Particulars

Capt. Meredith T. Waterman, medical corps administrative officer, 41st Division, was particular about his potato salad. Lieut. Col. Karl E. Hammerness samples the salad as Capt. Waterman adds mayonnaise to his combination of potatoes, celery, onions, and hard boiled eggs. The salad was being prepared to serve at an officers' buffet and dance. See more…
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Tacoma Staycation

his unidentified family of three camped under the shade of tall trees at Manitou Park in South Tacoma in mid-June of 1921. Visitors to the park praised it for its beauty and cleanliness and it was a favorite stopping point for thousands of out-of-state tourists. The 10-acre Manitou Park was divided into three sections with…
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Vis-a-Vase

The Tacoma Art Museum will began its third year in its permanent home at 12th and Pacific Avenue with a University-College Faculty Art Show which opened with a members’ preview from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. University of Puget Sound ceramists from the faculty who had submitted work include Kenneth Stevens and F. Carlton Ball…
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