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Jamming at Camp Murray Jamming at Camp Murray

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Jam session. Seven future rock stars enjoy a jam session at Camp Murray on July 20, 1968. They, and the enthralled audience, were probably part of the free camp sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Opportunity & Development, Inc. It appears that a makeshift canopy was…
Jam session. Seven future rock stars enjoy a jam session at Camp Murray on July 20, 1968. They, and the enthralled audience, were probably…
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SS Bienville SS Bienville

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The Bienville at finishing dock of Todd Drydock. Once completed, she will have two stacks - one is in position now. The SS Bienville was launched at Todd Drydock & Construction (Shipyards) in Tacoma on July 16, 1924, less than five months after her keel was laid. She was built...
The Bienville at finishing dock of Todd Drydock. Once completed, she will have two stacks - one is in position now. The SS Bienville was…
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Dry Cleaning in Bremerton Dry Cleaning in Bremerton

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Isadore Sclare was photographed in July of 1936 grasping the handle on a large, new cleaning drum at his dry cleaning establishment, Pacific Cleaners, 610 Pacific Ave in Bremerton. Mr. Sclare had been in the dry cleaning business in Bremerton since 1934 and was planning to…
Isadore Sclare was photographed in July of 1936 grasping the handle on a large, new cleaning drum at his dry cleaning establishment,…
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Golden Jubilee Golden Jubilee

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Golden Jubilee Royalty, "Hostess Queen" selected on July 10, 1939. Two contestants, Margaret Franich, left, and Amy Lou Murray pose with a replica of the state seal. 21-year-old Gravelly Lake resident Amy Lou Murray was crowned "Miss Hostess Queen" at the Music Box Theater...
Golden Jubilee Royalty, "Hostess Queen" selected on July 10, 1939. Two contestants, Margaret Franich, left, and Amy Lou Murray pose with...
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Big Bang Big Bang

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Mayor John Siegle pretends to light fuse of giant advertising fire-cracker for a Junior Chamber of Commerce "big bang" publicity for 1938 July 4th fireworks at Stadium Bowl. Spanish steps from Commerce to Broadway and (Old) Elks Temple in background. See more featured images...
Mayor John Siegle pretends to light fuse of giant advertising fire-cracker for a Junior Chamber of Commerce "big bang" publicity for 1938...
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Last Ferry Ride... It Was Not to Be Last Ferry Ride... It Was Not to Be

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Passengers on board the streamlined Kalakala on July 2, 1940, for the last ferry ride across the Narrows due to the opening of the (first) Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Several passengers have dressed in early 20th century costumes to celebrate the occasion. The voyage on the Kalakala…
Passengers on board the streamlined Kalakala on July 2, 1940, for the last ferry ride across the Narrows due to the opening of the (first)…
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Red Cross Supplies Red Cross Supplies

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On June 28, 1949 Mrs. Beth Giseburt was pictured taking inventory of the Tacoma/Pierce County Red Cross Chapter's supplies for hospital emergency, home service or disaster relief. The volunteer staff of 30 in the production department, headed by Mrs. Giseburt, worked more than...
On June 28, 1949 Mrs. Beth Giseburt was pictured taking inventory of the Tacoma/Pierce County Red Cross Chapter's supplies for hospital...
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Tea for Three Tea for Three

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In June of 1937, Roy Scruton (left), Irene Fortana and Morris Matteson organized three mugs and a pitcher for "afternoon tea" at the day nursery at 1113 South I Street. The nursery was one of two day care operations run by the Tacoma Day Nursery Association. Each June the...
In June of 1937, Roy Scruton (left), Irene Fortana and Morris Matteson organized three mugs and a pitcher for "afternoon tea" at the day...
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What Goes Around... What Goes Around...

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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…
The resurfacing of Pacific Avenue from South 7th Street to South 17th in June of 1939 drew many curious onlookers. They were probably…
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Hold on Tight! Hold on Tight!

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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…
Six unidentified firemen from the combined Fire Departments of Puyallup and Auburn performed a life line drill at the firefighting…
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Twin Launch Party Twin Launch Party

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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…
Coverage of twin launchings at McNeil Island. Vessel in water adjacent to wharf with a one-story building on it. 100 guests from the…
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Taking a Swing at It Taking a Swing at It

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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,…
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…
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Ms. Downtown Tacoma Ms. Downtown Tacoma

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In June of 1978, ten young women representing various downtown businesses vied for the title of Ms. Downtown Tacoma. One contestant would be selected to succeed Catherine Packer, 1977's title holder, who was a University of Puget Sound graduate employed by Jeremy's Restaurant....
In June of 1978, ten young women representing various downtown businesses vied for the title of Ms. Downtown Tacoma. One contestant would…
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Playing for Real Playing for Real

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Scenes from Tacoma Little Theater's production of Robert Sherwood's "Petrified Forest." The play opened June 5, 1939 and was the final offering of the 1939 theatrical season. The play starred Jane Richter, Herman Huseby and Merle Bennett. The realistic set was designed by...
Scenes from Tacoma Little Theater's production of Robert Sherwood's "Petrified Forest." The play opened June 5, 1939 and was the final...
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Hollywood Glamour in Lakewood Hollywood Glamour in Lakewood

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John Russell, one of the stars of the TV series "The Lawman;" Tippi Hedren, memorable in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and Arthur O'Connell, who was in the TV series "The Second Hundred Years" dined in Lakewood at the Terrace Restaurant, 6114 Motor Ave. S.W., on May 16, 1968....
John Russell, one of the stars of the TV series "The Lawman;" Tippi Hedren, memorable in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and Arthur...
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