From the 'you can't make this stuff up files' comes a look back at the 1955 Tacoma Home Show, where there was plenty for guests to see at the College of Puget Sound's field house (now the University of Puget Sound).
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...
In celebration of the Tacoma Dome’s recent renovation, we were invited to look through the archives at the Tacoma Dome to see what kinds of historical tidbits we could find. From David Bowie to the Backstreet Boys, Truckzilla to RV shows, the archives held all the Dome’s most cherished memories.
It's now been 78 years since the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed, but it was just a handful a months ago one local resident discovered he's now living in the former home of one of the most notable figures from that day.
There was no marketing genius behind turning Tacoma Self Storage into Tacoma “Elf” Storage 11 years ago. It wasn’t a ploy by the company to get free press, or even an enthusiastic holiday reveler looking to spread cheer—it was a happy little accident caused by our feathered friends.
In 1955 Kaiser Aluminum decided there was no better way to promote safety on the job than to have models—in bikinis—demonstrate proper equipment handling.
"Driving down I-5, feeling kinda witty/Takin' in the sunshine, lookin' at the city" begin the lyrics of a Tacoma Dome song not nearly enough people are aware even exists.
We can't say enough good things about the Tacoma Public Library. Not only are their online archives a wealth of knowledge accessible from anywhere on the web at anytime, their Northwest Room files hold a treasure trove of Tacoma history.
The buildup to McMenamins Elks Temple‘s opening has been impressive. It’s been a decade since the property was first purchased, and...
Tacoma in 1934 didn’t look as different as you’d think. Disregarding the dated cigarette ads and racist cartoons, showtimes for the Rialto theatre and political articles on how to lower taxes dominated The Tacoma Times.