Aloha from Tacoma!

Hawaiian musicians prepare to entertain the 500+ employees and their guests of the new Liberty House/Rhodes department store at an employees' luau held at the Top of the Ocean on August 18, 1974. Rufus Kaukani and his Polynesian troupe were part of the evening's show. Liberty House/Rhodes was a division of Amfac Merchandising, a subsidiary […]

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Family Putt-Putt

On Wednesday, June 28th and July 19th families tested their putt-putt skills on a 15 hole indoor course at the Wheelock Branch.  There were holes that starred Wonder Woman, Cat in the Hat, the Frozen characters plus some ridiculously large spiders.  Additionally, there were holes that had mazes, bridges, volcanoes and loop de loops obstacles.  […]

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Bing Is in Town

Bing Crosby arrived at Tacoma's Union Station in August of 1942 to help out with WWII bond sales in the town of his birth. Harry Lillis Crosby was born in Tacoma in May of 1903 when his family lived at 1112 North J Street. While in town with a USO troupe to entertain the soldiers […]

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