Donate a book to The Peace Bus Book Drive at Tacoma Public Library!

Tacoma Public Library is collecting book donations for The Peace Bus! This summer, The Peace Bus and its founder Kwabi will journey to Washington D.C. to speak with President Biden about how to bring the nation together in peace. Along the way, Kwabi will distribute books from Kwabi’s Peace Reading List to plant seeds of…
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Operator – Information!

Genevieve Brophy (left) and Anna Fuchs, employees of the main central office of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., sit at the new Hotel Winthrop switchboard surrounded by 300 desk telephones. After the telephones and switchboard were installed, Hotel Winthrop became the first Tacoma hotel to have a telephone in every room. The switchboard was…
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Foundation Building

The Foundation Co. Yard #4 on April 29, 1918. By April of 1918, the Foundation shipyard, located on 50 acres in the Tideflats, was rumored to be the largest wooden shipyard in the world. The Hull Yard had 10 ways, on which they were constructing 10 five-masted wooden schooners with auxiliary steam engines for the…
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Spring In Their Steps

Barn yard dance at Woodbrook Hunt Club, Lakewood Orthopedic Club, Mrs. VanWinkle. "Calico Capers" was sponsored by the Lakewood Orthopedic Association on April 24, 1948. Hay and spring flowers decorated the club. "Gals in gingham and lads in jeans" danced to old-time music and more contemporary music. Here we see Thelma and William M. Busch…
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Weldmaster Paul

Lincoln High School senior Paul Yurisich, face hidden behind a safety shield, busily welding a piece of steel with an electric arc welding machine constructed by fellow student Melvin Nelson and himself. Melvin and Paul built 22 arc welders with a total value of some $4,000 to equip all the industrial art shops at school…
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