Better than Pearls

These rugged hands have probably seen their share of oysters as they hold a freshly shucked oyster on August 28, 1958. One hand grasps the shell and the other the fleshy meat. This individual may have been an employee of the Simmons Oyster Co. in Olympia. This may be an example of the Pacific oyster…
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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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