Category: Tacoma History

How to Avoid a Parking Ticket in 1940s Tacoma

November 1, 2018 0

Parking in downtown Tacoma wasn’t any easier in the late 1930s than it is today. In fact, that decade was filled with disputes between shop owners who wanted spaces to be available for customers and “parking hog” employees that stayed all day. After years of fighting in city hall, 1,200 meters were installed during the…

By Sara Kay

May We Have Tacoma’s Attention, Please?

October 2, 2018 0

Well before the online era, promoters and performers went to great lengths to capture the attention of Tacomans. A look back at some of the creative lengths businesses, and the city itself, have gone to as catalogued and in the Tacoma Public Library‘s online archives… On April 27, 1915, the Tacoma Publicity Committee sponsored a race…

By Sara Kay