Browsing the "History" Category

Movember’s Tacoma-born Grandpa

November 25th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

In August of 1953, the men of Tacoma threw away their razors to show their pioneer spirit in honor of the 100-year-anniversary the Northwest Territory. Those who did not comply had to pay a fine, the proceeds from which raised funds for Centennial celebrations


Historic Tacoma shines the spotlight on our Armory Building

November 6th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

Over the years, Tacoma’s Armory, completed in 1908, has served primarily as quarters for cavalry and infantry troops, though it has also been a sporting events center, a concert hall, a graduation ceremony hall, a venue for presidential speechmaking, and a roller derby rink.


Falling Back

November 5th, 2013 | by Rachel Ervin

It’s 4:57 p.m. on Sunday, November 3rd, and in approximately 15 minutes our city will be plunged into darkness. They say


A Brace for Tacoma’s Giant Totem and My Weak Spine

September 26th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

The City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, met on September 25th to vote on a design for the structural stabilization of the historic giant totem pole in Tacoma's Fireman’s Park. The plan was a good one, but was it the best?


Frank Herbert Park Options?

August 27th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

The effort to name a Tacoma park in honor of native son and Dune author Frank Herbert has hit a snag, but other options may exist


Roll a bowl with the Tacoma Lawn Bowling Club

July 29th, 2013 | by Katy Evans

Lawn bowling in Tacoma has an illustrious history but it's safe to say most Tacomans aren’t sure what actually happens on that beautiful playing green twinkling on the south side of Wright Park


Enjoying Fort Nisqually Like an Adult

July 22nd, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward

Post Defiance editor and writer Kate Albert Ward goes to Fort Nisqually for the first time and learns about how to enjoy it like a grown up. You can too at the fourth annual Friday at the Fort on July 26,


Life in the Webster Apartments, Then and Now

June 14th, 2013 | by Michael Fitzgerald

Over one hundred years old, The Webster apartments are situated in a historically significant nexus of downtown Tacoma. Author Michael Fitzgerald lives in this historical building in what is still a vibrant neighborhood today



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