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Retrofit at the Muni Dock Retrofit at the Muni Dock

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Onlookers lean over wooden barriers to inspect refurbishing efforts being conducted on the city's Municipal Dock on September 20, 1929. Three workers are pictured gazing as what may be a concrete pile being inserted through an opening in the dock. Besides concrete piling to repl…
Onlookers lean over wooden barriers to inspect refurbishing efforts being conducted on the city's Municipal Dock on September 20, 1929. Thr…
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Accident Prevention Car Accident Prevention Car

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
The City of Tacoma Police Department purchased a new accident prevention car which was placed in service September 17, 1947, by Safety Commissioner, Robert S. Temme. Sgt. Bob Marshall shows the batteries for the electric flares that are part of the special equipment on the car. …
The City of Tacoma Police Department purchased a new accident prevention car which was placed in service September 17, 1947, by Safety Comm…
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History & Hops Fundraiser History & Hops Fundraiser

Sep 28th | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
7 Seas Tacoma Tap Room & Brewery
Bring your friends and join us at 7 Seas Tacoma Tap Room & Brewery in their event space for a fun night of history and hops led by historia…
Bring your friends and join us at 7 Seas Tacoma Tap Room & Brewery in their event space for a fun night of history and hops led by historian Brian Kamens of Tacoma Public Library. Hear about the early beginnings of brewing in Tacoma and get a behind-the-scenes tour of 7 Seas Bre…
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Lawn Bowling Lawn Bowling

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Lawn bowling, once a regular event in beautiful and historic Wright Park, is FINALLY back. A venerable and well thought of sport in Tacoma’…
Lawn bowling, once a regular event in beautiful and historic Wright Park, is FINALLY back. A venerable and well thought of sport in Tacoma’…
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Almost Handmade Chocolate Almost Handmade Chocolate

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Chocolate manufacturing at the Brown & Haley factory in September of 1921. At this time, most of the candy was made and packaged by hand. Automation was of the simple gear and pulley type shown here. See more featured images and posts
Chocolate manufacturing at the Brown & Haley factory in September of 1921. At this time, most of the candy was made and packaged by hand. A…
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Doing the Puyallup with Chief Sky Eagle Doing the Puyallup with Chief Sky Eagle

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
On September 18, 1940, five year old Barbara Madsen, left, and her sister Marilyn, 7, of Tacoma enjoy a visit at the Western Washington Fair with Chief Sky Eagle of Michigan. The girls are out of school for Tacoma Day at the Fair. See more featured images and posts
On September 18, 1940, five year old Barbara Madsen, left, and her sister Marilyn, 7, of Tacoma enjoy a visit at the Western Washington Fai…
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Moonshine Raid Moonshine Raid

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
H. L. Phillips and Willliam Farrar of the city dry squad are shown emerging from the tunnel dug under the home at 7813 A St. on September 6, 1924. The residence was raided that Saturday afternoon and after two hours of searching, elaborate moonshine stills were discovered and co…
H. L. Phillips and Willliam Farrar of the city dry squad are shown emerging from the tunnel dug under the home at 7813 A St. on September 6…
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School's Out One More Day School's Out One More Day

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Leroy Wallace (far left), age 9, Marvin Sponberg, age 9, and June Kearney, 10, enjoyed one last day in their makeshift treehouse before school began in September of 1947. The trio, who lived on North Verde and North Cheyenne, were all registered to attend Sherman School. See mor…
Leroy Wallace (far left), age 9, Marvin Sponberg, age 9, and June Kearney, 10, enjoyed one last day in their makeshift treehouse before sch…
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Body Shop at Peoples Body Shop at Peoples

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“Body Shop" at Peoples. August, 1971, view of colorful "Body Shop" display on the second floor of the Peoples department store. These were eye-catching long sleeved body suits in a variety of vibrant colors including a purple one-piece outfit on a green chrome stand.  See more f…
“Body Shop" at Peoples. August, 1971, view of colorful "Body Shop" display on the second floor of the Peoples department store. These were …
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Pioneer Spirit Pioneer Spirit

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
On August 27, 1953, these three men were chosen as winners in Tacoma's Washington Centennial Celebration's beard growing contest. Syl Uhl, Homer R. Parks, and Warren Lasley (from left) wasted no time in using their prizes, Remington electric shavers, to shear off a month's worth…
On August 27, 1953, these three men were chosen as winners in Tacoma's Washington Centennial Celebration's beard growing contest. Syl Uhl, …
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Selika Pettiford Selika Pettiford

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In August 1948, Selika Pettiford stood between the piano and the electric organ that she played at the Olympus Hotel. There were two mirrors set up on the stage behind Mrs. Pettiford so that the audience could watch her hands as she played. In August of 1944, a new supper club a…
In August 1948, Selika Pettiford stood between the piano and the electric organ that she played at the Olympus Hotel. There were two mirror…
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The Awww Factor The Awww Factor

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
August of 1936, Dolores Hansen sits on the wooden steps of her home next to her mother cat who is nursing five motherless puppies. The cat took over as the mother to the litter of puppies when their real canine mother was poisoned. The mother cat had recently given birth to a si…
August of 1936, Dolores Hansen sits on the wooden steps of her home next to her mother cat who is nursing five motherless puppies. The cat …
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Aloha from Tacoma! Aloha from Tacoma!

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
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 Ho…
Hawaiian musicians prepare to entertain the 500+ employees and their guests of the new Liberty House/Rhodes department store at an employee…
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A Boy, a Bicycle and an Obstacle A Boy, a Bicycle and an Obstacle

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
The Tacoma Times - Park District Bicycle Contest was held at the end of July and in early August 1938. To compete in the final events held in the Stadium Bowl on August 5th, boys and girls first had to compete in one of the District preliminary contests held throughout Tacoma. T…
The Tacoma Times - Park District Bicycle Contest was held at the end of July and in early August 1938. To compete in the final events held …
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Bing Is in Town Bing Is in Town

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
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 soldier…
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 Cro…
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