What Goes Around…

The resurfacing of Pacific Avenue from South 7th Street to South 17th in June of 1939 drew many curious onlookers. They were probably astounded by the appearance of the new red pavement but this pavement color was not to last. The red dye was used in the "Hunt clear-curing process" to stain, seal moisture in…
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Hold on Tight!

Six unidentified firemen from the combined Fire Departments of Puyallup and Auburn performed a life line drill at the firefighting demonstration held at the Stadium Bowl on June 19, 1936. The dramatic "rescue" from a specially built five story structure was one of the highlights of the three hour public performance of firefighting techniques presented…
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Sasquatch Award

Awarded annually to the best book written for children in grades 4-6, as voted on by students in Washington State. Check out the previous Sasquatch winners and nominees available at Tacoma Public Library.  Many titles are also available in eBook and eAudiobook format through our eBook catalog. 2018 Winner The Honest Truth 2019 Nominees Fuzzy Sputnik's Guide…
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Twin Launch Party

Coverage of twin launchings at McNeil Island. Vessel in water adjacent to wharf with a one-story building on it. 100 guests from the Mainland and proud inmate builders celebrated the launching of two 65-ft. tugboats built for the U.S. Army on June 17, 1943. WWII saw the revival of the shipbuilding program on McNeil which…
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Taking a Swing at It

Mortie Dutra, a pro at the Grays Harbor Country Club, takes a swing for the camera in June of 1925. He was competing in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) open tournament, which began on June 19, 1925. The tournament would run through June 27th and include the open, amateur, women's and Class B competitions…
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Rock Out at Your Library

Libraries ROCK! So come to your library and paint a rock. Your session will be a half hour and have lots of paint to design a perfectly artistic rock. Or maybe your rock will scare the neighbor's cat! LOL! Come one; come all to ROCK OUT AT YOUR LIBRARY. All supplies are provided by the library, but not…
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