Dear Santa…

“Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like..." Mary Dolores Connolly of Bremerton smiles mischievously over her shoulder as she mails her letter to Santa at a street mailbox in December of 1935. The five year old girl was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Connolly, 1744 Fourth St. She was eagerly looking forward to…
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Safety First?

For their plant safety campaign, Kaiser Aluminum used this young unidentified bikini clad model to demonstrate the correct way to use a gas hole bar in December of 1955. Besides her swimsuit she wore fireproof covers over her shoes, thick gloves, safety glasses and a hard hat. Six metal poles labeled "pot rake, puddle rake…
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Ladies Who Read

Eileen Jennings and Mrs. Eugene Leddy peruse the new Fine Arts department of the Tacoma Public Library in the winter of 1952. Shelves are loaded with a large selection of books. The Fine Arts department was a new addition to the library with Miss Carol Gander, formerly head of the Albuquerque Public Library reference department…
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A Feast of Feathers

On November 14, 1940, 2550 birds of the 5,200 turkeys at Southworth's Turkey Farm are being prepared for Thanksgiving orders placed by staff at McChord Field, Fort Lewis and Camp Murray. The Southworth brothers, Roy, W. H. and Charles, had raised turkeys for market for ten years at their Brookdale farm, an area located east…
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To Your Health!

In November of 1939, Paul Roberts and Augusta C. Semmern offered Tacomans something other than turkey from the Thomsen's Health Foods booth at the second annual Show of Progress sponsored by the Tacoma Lions Club. A hungry shopper could buy a large, freshly prepared glass of raw vegetable juice, or take home canned soybeans, raw…
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All Aboard!

Popular KTNT-TV children's show host Brakeman Bill, Bill McLain (right), is pictured on the set of the daily "Brakeman Bill Show" with Phillip C. McCaffery, car inspector with the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on November 9, 1955. Mr. The Brakeman Bill Show left the air in 1974, after 20 years on KTNT…
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Familiar Echoes

On the 16th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, November 11, 1934, Harry Hanson, Great War veteran, sat on a lonely park bench beneath barren trees staring into space. Mr. Hanson was one of thousands of veterans still fighting; only this time it was the Battle of the Great Depression. Homeless, jobless and penniless…
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