Fall Fashion, 1954

An elegantly dressed Mrs. Wallace Scott is draped with a luxurious fur wrap as she models for the Tacoma News Tribune's annual fall fashion layout. She is wearing a natural royal pastel mink "tripolero" cape as she poses near Don Harter's dry cleaning establishment at South 7th and Saint Helens Avenue on September 23, 1954…
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FDR visits Tacoma, 1932

This is what 9th and Broadway looked like in the late afternoon of September 20, 1932, as throngs of people strained to catch a glimpse of presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The democratic candidate's open vehicle can be seen in the midst of the crowd, led and followed by motorcycle police. Mr. Roosevelt had just…
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A Busy Teenager, 1972

In 1972, Wilson High School senior Joe Bartle kept himself busy with a vegetable garden that supplied friends and neighbors with zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, onions and potatoes. As a News Tribune article from September of that year reported, Joe had also just finished painting the family home, was planning to work weekends at a…
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Back to School, 1953

"There's Danger Ahead...School Begins!" This was the message behind "Live and Let Live Week in Tacoma" as proclaimed by Mayor Harold Tollefson for the week of August 31 to September 5, 1953. The proclamation was issued to remind citizens that school was about to begin, and that extra caution in driving was advised. Drivers were…
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