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The Great Pie Bake Practice The Great Pie Bake Practice

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On September 23, 1968 Penny Webb (left) and Jocelyn Hunt were learning how to bake pies with the help of Mrs. Jimmie Royal. They were hoping to take part in the Great Pie Bake of '68 which would occur in December. The pies would be used for the second annual Tacoma-Pierce…
On September 23, 1968 Penny Webb (left) and Jocelyn Hunt were learning how to bake pies with the help of Mrs. Jimmie Royal. They were…
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National Dog Week National Dog Week

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On September 24, 1941, two unidentified young girls were photographed with three dogs at the Sears Roebuck store, 1148 Broadway, to help promote National Dog Week. The girl at the left held a beagle pup; the one at the right, a cocker spaniel. Between them, sitting on the…
On September 24, 1941, two unidentified young girls were photographed with three dogs at the Sears Roebuck store, 1148 Broadway, to help…
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One Eggxcellent Egg! One Eggxcellent Egg!

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A group of young ladies "pop" out of a large "egg" as they await entry into the Western Washington Fair on September 18, 1930. The similarly dressed women are representing the Washington Co-op Egg & Poultry Association. The "egg" being hauled by a heavy duty truck, is a symbol...
A group of young ladies "pop" out of a large "egg" as they await entry into the Western Washington Fair on September 18, 1930. The...
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Roll, Roll, Roll Your Log... Roll, Roll, Roll Your Log...

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Man rolling log during exhibition at Grandstand at the 1928 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images and posts
Man rolling log during exhibition at Grandstand at the 1928 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images…
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Fair Babies Fair Babies

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Two women sitting on bale of hay holding piglets at the 1967 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images and posts
Two women sitting on bale of hay holding piglets at the 1967 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images…
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Fair Buddies Fair Buddies

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A man and his goose at the 1977 Puyallup (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts
A man and his goose at the 1977 Puyallup (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts
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Doin' the Puyallup - Rain or Shine Doin' the Puyallup - Rain or Shine

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1987 Puyallup Fair (now The Washington State Fair) pig mascot in rain slickers. See more featured images and posts
1987 Puyallup Fair (now The Washington State Fair) pig mascot in rain slickers. See more featured images and posts
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Inspectors Inspecting Inspectors Inspecting

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Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee inspect school classrooms on August 30, 1954. Mrs. A.A. Price is observed opening a small drawer in a large dilapidated work table while Mrs. Gordon Hartwick, of the League of Women Voters, looks on. William Rave of the Carpenters…
Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee inspect school classrooms on August 30, 1954. Mrs. A.A. Price is observed opening a small…
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat Row, Row, Row Your Boat

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In August of 1926, Killian Van R. Schermerhorn, standing, and Wilmot McCune spent a week rowing 80 nautical miles from Point Defiance to Olympia and back. The Stadium High School juniors travelled in a double-oared "clinker" that they rented from the park's boathouse. They...
In August of 1926, Killian Van R. Schermerhorn, standing, and Wilmot McCune spent a week rowing 80 nautical miles from Point Defiance to…
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Drive Right In! Drive Right In!

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Saturday August 21, 1954 marked the grand opening of the Narrows Drive-In at 6602 Sixth Avenue. Under the co-ownership and management of Norris Telling and James Slopak, it employed the latest in modern fixtures and equipment to provide speedy service with less effort. The menu…
Saturday August 21, 1954 marked the grand opening of the Narrows Drive-In at 6602 Sixth Avenue. Under the co-ownership and management of…
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If the Shoe Fits If the Shoe Fits

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As summer came to an end in late August of 1950, it was time to get new shoes for school. Dede Carstens and her mother, Mrs. Thomas Carstens, went to Spellman's Buster Brown Shoe Store at 1122-28 Broadway. Buster Brown Shoes had opened their store in the David Gross Block…
As summer came to an end in late August of 1950, it was time to get new shoes for school. Dede Carstens and her mother, Mrs. Thomas…
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Great Invention - or Was It... Great Invention - or Was It...

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
An interested crowd gathers at the Kent Auto Marshaling complex on August 17, 1970, to see the Vert-A-Pak bulk compact carrier in action. It appears to be a unique way to transport new automobiles. Present in the group is C.E. Crippen, president of the Milwaukee Road, whose…
An interested crowd gathers at the Kent Auto Marshaling complex on August 17, 1970, to see the Vert-A-Pak bulk compact carrier in action.…
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Monster from the Deep Monster from the Deep

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
An unidentified beauty posed with a very strange sea-beast in this photograph taken for the Tacoma Times in August, 1948. Al Meissner and E.C. Berg were trolling for salmon off Neah Bay when this denizen of the deep, an unidentified fish came swimming by their boat. They…
An unidentified beauty posed with a very strange sea-beast in this photograph taken for the Tacoma Times in August, 1948. Al Meissner and…
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Stephen Minch Strikes a Pose Stephen Minch Strikes a Pose

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Stephen Minch strikes a thoughtful pose in this August 8, 1972, studio portrait. Mr. Minch would author more than 30 books on magic and mentalism, many published by his own publishing house, Hermetic Press of Seattle. See more featured images and posts
Stephen Minch strikes a thoughtful pose in this August 8, 1972, studio portrait. Mr. Minch would author more than 30 books on magic and…
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Reason to Picket Reason to Picket

By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In mid-June of 1952, the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, representing the Seattle and Tacoma newspaper reporters, advertising and circulation representatives, and photographers, went on strike against the Tacoma News Tribune over wages. Union pickets, such as Herman F. Hunt…
In mid-June of 1952, the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, representing the Seattle and Tacoma newspaper reporters, advertising and…
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