Category: Tacoma History

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

Snapshots of Father’s Day in Tacoma History

June 17, 2018 0

Judging by photos from decades past, all-out Father’s Day pampering is a time-honored Tacoma tradition. Here we take a look at snapshots of what Father’s Day has been like in Tacoma history, including a birthday note for a cat named Tricia. Father’s Day, 1950 as noted in the Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest room files: “Dr.…

By Sara Kay