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Bellarmine Mission Bellarmine Mission

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
On November 17, 1927, Mrs. A.B. Smith was photographed with bottles of soda pop for sale at a charity benefit. Signs advertising ice cold Coca-Cola and Muscadine (5 cent) punch are attached to the wall. She was monitoring one of the booths at the Bellarmine College Fair, held at…
On November 17, 1927, Mrs. A.B. Smith was photographed with bottles of soda pop for sale at a charity benefit. Signs advertising ice cold C…
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Banquet at the Winthrop Banquet at the Winthrop

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
A beaming Harold Moss, at the podium, seems to have the head table in stitches at a testimonial dinner honoring City Manager David Rowlands on November 17, 1969. Guests seated at round banquet tables in the Winthrop's Crystal Ballroom appear to be enjoying Mr. Moss' remarks. Nov…
A beaming Harold Moss, at the podium, seems to have the head table in stitches at a testimonial dinner honoring City Manager David Rowlands…
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Ruston Liquor Store Ruston Liquor Store

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Beatrice Carmichael standing behind the counter in Ruston liquor store operated by herself and her husband Dean in January of 1979. After more than 20 years, Ruston finally regained its own liquor store. The 700-square-foot store was an agency outlet, not a state-owned operation…
Beatrice Carmichael standing behind the counter in Ruston liquor store operated by herself and her husband Dean in January of 1979. After m…
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November Under the Cherry Blossoms November Under the Cherry Blossoms

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In November of 1938, five unidentified young ladies dressed in traditional kimonos rehearsed a ceremonial dance staged among artificial flowering cherry trees. They were members of the 18 person Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizen's League dance group. The group performed …
In November of 1938, five unidentified young ladies dressed in traditional kimonos rehearsed a ceremonial dance staged among artificial flo…
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Ladies Who Knit Ladies Who Knit

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Two ladies share knitting tips as their busy hands turn out fine handicrafts on November 4, 1968. Mrs. Frank Robinson and Mrs. J.A. Cooper were some of the 1200 seniors who regularly visited the Senior Center, 923 No. 13th St., located in Old Engine House No. 3. See more feature…
Two ladies share knitting tips as their busy hands turn out fine handicrafts on November 4, 1968. Mrs. Frank Robinson and Mrs. J.A. Cooper …
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Fishing for More Slips Fishing for More Slips

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In November of 1934, part of the fishing fleet moored at the Port Commission Docks. Tacoma at this time was home to about 45 fishing vessels. Among the fleet were the "Sima", the "Argo", and the "Sapho". A motorboat, the "Hazel", was tied to the Port walkway. The November 20th T…
In November of 1934, part of the fishing fleet moored at the Port Commission Docks. Tacoma at this time was home to about 45 fishing vessel…
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Basketball at Baker Basketball at Baker

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Long-limbed athletes posed on October 31, 1974, at John S. Baker Junior High (now Middle School). These boys are believed to be the school's basketball team. They are wearing Baker's school colors of maroon and gold with knee length socks. See more featured images and posts
Long-limbed athletes posed on October 31, 1974, at John S. Baker Junior High (now Middle School). These boys are believed to be the school'…
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Jane Bare and Ballerinas Jane Bare and Ballerinas

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In October of 1951, three little ballerinas, (l to r) Betty Lou Lagerquist, Frances Finnigan and Marybeth Bare, practiced their curtseys under the knowing instruction of Nancy Jane Bare. As dance instructor and choreographer, Nancy Jane Bare worked with hundreds of students over…
In October of 1951, three little ballerinas, (l to r) Betty Lou Lagerquist, Frances Finnigan and Marybeth Bare, practiced their curtseys un…
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So Many Puppies So Many Puppies

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In this photograph from October 25, 1940, Dale Merry Wosnuk, 220 East 96th, is hand feeding a newborn cocker spaniel pup while its brothers and sisters sleep in a simple wooden crib. Dale was caring for the pups born to Geraldine, a cocker spaniel owned by Mr. & Mrs. Myron Beidl…
In this photograph from October 25, 1940, Dale Merry Wosnuk, 220 East 96th, is hand feeding a newborn cocker spaniel pup while its brothers…
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Drinking Good Beer for a Good Cause Drinking Good Beer for a Good Cause

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Fifty-one adults enjoyed an exciting evening at 7 Seas Tacoma Brewing & Taproom during the History & Hops Fundraiser on September 28th. The…
Fifty-one adults enjoyed an exciting evening at 7 Seas Tacoma Brewing & Taproom during the History & Hops Fundraiser on September 28th. The…
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Have Your Mushroom - And Eat It Too! Have Your Mushroom - And Eat It Too!

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Mavis Bennett, secretary-treasurer of the Tacoma Mushroom Society, holding a "Shaggy Mane" mushroom in October of 1973. The Tacoma Mushroom Society had 200 members in 1973. Members of all ages met once a month at the University of Puget Sound and went on several field trips. A s…
Mavis Bennett, secretary-treasurer of the Tacoma Mushroom Society, holding a "Shaggy Mane" mushroom in October of 1973. The Tacoma Mushroom…
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Tugboat Annie Sails Again Tugboat Annie Sails Again

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Publicity for the premiere of "Tugboat Annie Sails Again." Sailors lend a helpful hand during a Lifeboat drill aboard the Coast Guard cutter Atlanta on October 18, 1940. Left to right are Hollywood stars : Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, Sr., Ronald Reagan, Marjorie Rambeau, Hedda Hopp…
Publicity for the premiere of "Tugboat Annie Sails Again." Sailors lend a helpful hand during a Lifeboat drill aboard the Coast Guard cutte…
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Open House at Barks's Open House at Barks's

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Interior at Barks House of Music. Barks held an Open House at this new spacious location October 15-17, 1959. This was the store's third location, each expansion due to growth. The Barks had over 50 years of experience in the music business. See more featured images and posts
Interior at Barks House of Music. Barks held an Open House at this new spacious location October 15-17, 1959. This was the store's third lo…
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Halloween on the East Side Halloween on the East Side

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
“Official Witch" Chari-Kee Rowell, age 10, is flanked by her court, "Official Princess" Darcy Orr and "Official Devil" Janet Barr, as she prepares to lead the first Eastside Halloween Torchlight Parade which will be held on October 31, 1968. They are standing in front of the off…
“Official Witch" Chari-Kee Rowell, age 10, is flanked by her court, "Official Princess" Darcy Orr and "Official Devil" Janet Barr, as she p…
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Sivertsen's Soda Fountain Sivertsen's Soda Fountain

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
After operating a restaurant in the Tacoma Savings and Loan Building on South 9th Street for 20 years, Chris Sivertsen opened Sivertsen's Cafe, a restaurant and soda fountain at 321 East 26th Street, on October 18, 1946. He is ready to serve his patrons in the new location with …
After operating a restaurant in the Tacoma Savings and Loan Building on South 9th Street for 20 years, Chris Sivertsen opened Sivertsen's C…
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