Tacoma Air Show 1948

The Tacoma Squadron, Civil Air Patrol sponsored the Tacoma Air Show August 19, 1948, at Spanaway Sky Ranch. The exhibition was for the benefit of the cadets' treasury and funds were used for the purchase of new equipment for the unit. Major Orville French, commanding officer of the squadron, left, shows tickets to Joe Sim…
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See Sea Scout

Four bare chested Sea Scouts are flanked by two Sea Scout leaders in uniform as they posed behind giant oars on August 17, 1931.Tacoma's Sea Scouts were led by Dr. Hubert Watson who is believed to be the man with the John Paul Jones Tacoma sweater kneeling above. Dr. Watson was the "skipper" of the…
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Summer Camp Time!

On August 14, 1941, this unidentified youngster smiled at the camera as he waited by the Tacoma totem pole at 10th & A Street to board an automobile that would whisk him off to camp as the guest of the Kiwanis Club. Sixty underprivileged boys stayed at the YMCA's Camp Seymour at Glen Clove as…
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Cinderella Coach

Here is the "Cinderella Coach" as it looked on July 28, 1920 when it rolled with its load of costumed kiddies through the streets of Tacoma's business district to a storytelling festival in Wright Park. The children were dressed in Fairytale costumes, including a small bride and groom. Standing on the roof of the coach…
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