When the Earth Moved

Jack Beardswood (left) and Bob Collins prop up a 150-lb. cornice section that fell from the top of the National Bank of Washington during the November 12,1939 earthquake. The masonry fell 30 feet to the sidewalk in Court A. Occurring shortly before midnight, shocks were felt from Portland to Vancouver, B.C. It was thought to…
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Tree Surgery

In November of 1935, Gilbert McLean, tree surgeon, and Doris Cook, a nurse at Tacoma General Hospital, compare surgical methods while examining a wind damaged tree in Wright Park. McLean, an arboriculturist with the Metropolitan Park District, worked from 1928 to 1932 with the Davey Tree Expert Co. He has treated the damaged tree's cavities…
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Prized Prize

JoAnn Wasson, age 7, holds the Shirley Temple doll that she just received from the Tacoma Times as a prize in their subscription drive. On October 14, 1936, the Times started a new subscription drive, and offered a "Genuine Shirley Temple Doll" to every little girl in Tacoma that could sign up 5 new subscribers…
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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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