President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s motorcade in Tacoma, October 1956

In October, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower's motorcade traveled from his brother Edgar's American Lake home to the College of Puget Sound. His motorcade route was planned to allow the greatest number of cheering spectators to view the President. The President was in Tacoma on a re-election campaign swing through the west. NWR Richards,http://goo.gl/r1q5Hd…
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Western Washington Industrial Exposition Building, 1891

Mud from the wide, unpaved dirt streets that surrounded it did not deter the crowds that attended the grand opening of the Western Washington Industrial Exposition Building in September, 1891. It was located in the 700 block of Tacoma Avenue North, not far from the current home of Annie Wright Seminary. Grains, fruits and vegetables…
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