Fire Boat No. 1, 1929

In June 1929, work continues on the installation of equipment aboard Tacoma's first fire boat, Tacoma Fire Boat No. 1. After the fire boat's successful launching on June 8th, the vessel was moved to a Port of Tacoma pier where five engines and four centrifugal pumps were installed. http://goo.gl/h3Bgo3 …
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Find My Past

Find access to an ever-expanding collection of over 2 billion historical records with Find My Past, Tacoma Public Library’s newest genealogy eResource! With especially strong in coverage in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, Find My Past also includes thousands of records from Canada and the United States. You’ll find parish and census records, vital records…
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May Day, 1935

The culmination of May Day festivities at Annie Wright School in 1935 was the winding of the May Pole. In this photograph, the school's younger pupils dance around the pole to the approving gaze of other students, friends and relatives. Originally known as Field Day, the May Day celebration included music, dance, sports and the…
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The Amazing Preservation Race

Want to learn more about Tacoma’s unique cultural and historic resources in a fun and active way? Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room is partnering with the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office for the Second Annual Amazing Preservation Race, in which teams race around downtown Tacoma in pursuit of family-friendly challenges and grand prizes. The Amazing Preservation Race…
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