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Daffodil Parade 1967 Daffodil Parade 1967
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The "stream" of "hot coffee" does not seem to soil the white ballroom gown of Susan Bona, the 1966 Daffodil Queen, as she stands in the daffodil coffee cup waving to the large crowds lining Pacific Avenue during the 1967 Daffodil parade. The Coffee House Roasters float #21, clev…
The "stream" of "hot coffee" does not seem to soil the white ballroom gown of Susan Bona, the 1966 Daffodil Queen, as she stands in the daf…
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Carol Glenn Carol Glenn
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Carol Glenn of Bethel High School was crowned the 1977 Daffodil Festival Queen in ceremonies held at Pacific Lutheran University on March 9, 1977. Miss Glenn, a senior, was the first top royalty selected from her school and the first African-American to receive that honor.  Miss…
Carol Glenn of Bethel High School was crowned the 1977 Daffodil Festival Queen in ceremonies held at Pacific Lutheran University on March 9…
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How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat
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In April of 1936, four local members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians showed how easy it is to pull a rabbit from a hat. The four were publicizing the upcoming Magicians' Ring show and banquet on April 11, 1936. The magicians, left to right, were Herb Schuh, secreta…
In April of 1936, four local members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians showed how easy it is to pull a rabbit from a hat. The f…
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Bud and Bob at a Water Carnival Bud and Bob at a Water Carnival
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Bud Likins (left) and Bob Wilhelmi hold the shallow water divers helmet that they brought with them to the Y.M.B.C. (Young Men's Business Club) Water Carnival held at Point Defiance in April of 1938. Bob Wilhelmi, a student at Stadium High School, built the helmet. He is holding…
Bud Likins (left) and Bob Wilhelmi hold the shallow water divers helmet that they brought with them to the Y.M.B.C. (Young Men's Business C…
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Earthquake Aftermath Earthquake Aftermath
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An unidentified waitress offers a fireman something to eat, outside a badly damaged diner, in this photograph from April of 1949. On April 13, 1949, at 11:55 a.m. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the Puget Sound basin. The quake was felt over 150,000 square miles, and killed ei…
An unidentified waitress offers a fireman something to eat, outside a badly damaged diner, in this photograph from April of 1949. On April …
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Fashion at the Top of the Ocean Fashion at the Top of the Ocean
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The Tacoma Yacht Club Shipmates modeling the latest "Sea and Sun" California-designed fashions in April of 1947. View of four models in outfits perfect for sun bathing on a luxurious yacht or just cruising through the Pacific Northwest. They are standing on a small stage at the …
The Tacoma Yacht Club Shipmates modeling the latest "Sea and Sun" California-designed fashions in April of 1947. View of four models in out…
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Scottish Rite Cathedral Scottish Rite Cathedral
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Interior view of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 5 South "G" St. The $200,000 structure, located at Park Heights & Division Avenue overlooking Wright Park, was formally dedicated on April 7, 1922. It would remain a Masonic temple only until 1937 when it was sold to the Independent …
Interior view of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 5 South "G" St. The $200,000 structure, located at Park Heights & Division Avenue overlooking…
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Mr. Barker Returns a Call Mr. Barker Returns a Call
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The first Thursday in April of 1926 was a busy day for telephone number Main 4515. All day the phone rang for "Mr. Towser", "Mr. Barking" and "Mr. K.Nine." Lee Kane took messages for the missing Messrs. advising callers that they would call back shortly. Mr. Kane was a Tacoma po…
The first Thursday in April of 1926 was a busy day for telephone number Main 4515. All day the phone rang for "Mr. Towser", "Mr. Barking" a…
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Logs and Loggers Logs and Loggers
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Two photographs were artfully combined in this March, 1936 work by photographer Marvin Boland. Large logs are pictured aboard an open railroad car on tracks while in the background are three unidentified men posed at the base of an enormous old-growth tree. See more featured ima…
Two photographs were artfully combined in this March, 1936 work by photographer Marvin Boland. Large logs are pictured aboard an open railr…
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End of an Elegant Instrument End of an Elegant Instrument
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This old upright piano joined the rubbish heap at the City dump in March of 1937. City worker John Sankovich (at left) helped Cooney Transfer & Storage employees Charlie Merchant and Gene Robinson in disposing of the piano. The once elegant instrument was crafted in London about…
This old upright piano joined the rubbish heap at the City dump in March of 1937. City worker John Sankovich (at left) helped Cooney Transf…
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Buzzy and Ricky Buzzy and Ricky
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In 1940, the heated election fight between former mayor Melvin G. Tennent and Harry P. Cain ended in March with Mr. Cain elected mayor of Tacoma. Mr. Cain's name had been placed on the ballot by a superior court mandamus order days before the election. "This is the dirtiest deal…
In 1940, the heated election fight between former mayor Melvin G. Tennent and Harry P. Cain ended in March with Mr. Cain elected mayor of T…
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Tacoma Home Show Queen Tacoma Home Show Queen
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In March of 1972 Elaine Burt, the newly crowned Tacoma Home Show Queen, smiled prettily while perched on the back of a llama. Her placid companion, who also appears to be smiling, was on display during the 26th edition of the home show held at the University of Puget Sound Field…
In March of 1972 Elaine Burt, the newly crowned Tacoma Home Show Queen, smiled prettily while perched on the back of a llama. Her placid co…
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Lt. George Rapin And Daughter Barbara Lt. George Rapin And Daughter Barbara
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Lieutenant George Rapin, on leave in March of 1944, crouches to kiss his daughter, Barbara. He was on his first trip home since she was born. George Rapin graduated from Bellarmine High School in 1934. He and his family moved to California shortly after WWII. See more featured i…
Lieutenant George Rapin, on leave in March of 1944, crouches to kiss his daughter, Barbara. He was on his first trip home since she was bor…
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The Voyager The Voyager
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The "Voyager" a 237-foot tuna seiner, underwent successful sea trials in March of 1972 after launching ceremonies at Tacoma Boatbuilding on February 12, 1972. See more featured images and posts
The "Voyager" a 237-foot tuna seiner, underwent successful sea trials in March of 1972 after launching ceremonies at Tacoma Boatbuilding on…
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Lydia Hillert and Filberta - the Musical… Lydia Hillert and Filberta - the Musical Mouse
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
On March 3, 1937, the front page of the Tacoma Times was graced with this photograph of Lydia (Mrs. Fred) Hillert and Tacoma's newest operatic starlet, Filberta, her singing mouse. Mrs. Hillert had discovered the mouse in the shed behind her house at 1616 E. 32nd Street and firs…
On March 3, 1937, the front page of the Tacoma Times was graced with this photograph of Lydia (Mrs. Fred) Hillert and Tacoma's newest opera…
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