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Tacoma’s pastime

April 13th, 2015 | by Katy Evans

I really like our local baseball team, the Tacoma Rainiers — initially and mostly because they combine my love of


Tacoma’s Saint Bix

March 13th, 2015 | by M. Morford

If anyone should be Tacoma’s patron saint, that person should be Father Bix. Bix was born in Tacoma, and like


Parkland is (still) burning

June 13th, 2014 | by M. Morford

If you think the common attitude of most of the greater Puget Sound area (especially Seattle) towards Tacoma is a


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.



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