Sugar Ray Seales

Olympic gold medalist Sugar Ray Seales sparring in a local gym on October 2, 1973. He was the sole American gold medalist in boxing in Munich's 1972 Olympic Games. Sugar Ray had his first pro fight on January 11, 1973, at the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse. By October of that year, he had turned […]

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Drinking Bag Test

Seven girls from Clover Park High School try out the drinking water bag on display at McChord Field. Students from the pre-flight class visited McChord Air Force Base as part of their orientation in flight and related matters in September of 1952. See more featured images and posts

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Retrofit at the Muni Dock

Onlookers lean over wooden barriers to inspect refurbishing efforts being conducted on the city's Municipal Dock on September 20, 1929. Three workers are pictured gazing as what may be a concrete pile being inserted through an opening in the dock. Besides concrete piling to replace wooden piers then in use, a concrete floor and a […]

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Accident Prevention Car

The City of Tacoma Police Department purchased a new accident prevention car which was placed in service September 17, 1947, by Safety Commissioner, Robert S. Temme. Sgt. Bob Marshall shows the batteries for the electric flares that are part of the special equipment on the car. Other special equipment included: a first aid kit, drawing […]

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