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  • 1885 - Tacoma riot of 1885


  • News 1889 - A TACOMA BUILDING COLLAPSES. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AND SEVERAL BADLY INJURED.
    Tacoma, May 14. - About 6 o'clock last evening a wind storm struck a building which was being constructed for a hotel. The structure collapsed,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Tacoma
    Tacoma, ta-ko'mah, a city and seaport of the state of Washington, and the capital of Pierce co., is situated at the head of navigation on Puget...Read MORE...


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    City Hall, Tacoma, Washington
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    Emerson School, Tacoma, Wash.
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    Hotel Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington
  • 1906
    Tacoma, a city and subport of entry, capital of Pierce co., Wash., is situated on Puget Sound, 80 miles from the Pacific coast and 23 miles (direct)...Read MORE...


  • News 1940 - July 1 – The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens for business, built with an 8-foot (2.4 m) girder and 190 feet (58 m) above the water, as the third longest suspension bridge in the world.

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    July 1, 1940

  • News 1940 - November 7 - The Galloping Gertie bridge at Tacoma, WA, collapsed in strong winds resulting in a six million dollar loss, just four months after the grand opening of the new bridge.
    The winds caused the evenly sized spans of the bridge to begin to vibrate until the central one finally collapsed. From that point on bridges were...Read MORE...


  • 1950 - October 15 - The second Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens.

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    October 15, 1950

  • 1953 - March 1 - KTNT TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begin

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  • 1885 - Tacoma riot of 1885
  • News  1889 - A TACOMA BUILDING COLLAPSES. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AND SEVERAL BADLY INJURED.
    Tacoma, May 14. - About 6 o'clock last evening a wind storm struck a building which was being constructed for a hotel. The structure collapsed,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Tacoma
    Tacoma, ta-ko'mah, a city and seaport of the state of Washington, and the capital of Pierce co., is situated at the head of navigation on Puget... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Tacoma, a city and subport of entry, capital of Pierce co., Wash., is situated on Puget Sound, 80 miles from the Pacific coast and 23 miles (direct)... Read MORE...

  • News  1940 - July 1 – The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens for business, built with an 8-foot (2.4 m) girder and 190 feet (58 m) above the water, as the third longest suspension bridge in the world.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 1, 1940
  • News  1940 - November 7 - The Galloping Gertie bridge at Tacoma, WA, collapsed in strong winds resulting in a six million dollar loss, just four months after the grand opening of the new bridge.
    The winds caused the evenly sized spans of the bridge to begin to vibrate until the central one finally collapsed. From that point on bridges were... Read MORE...

  • 1950 - October 15 - The second Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 15, 1950
  • 1953 - March 1 - KTNT TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begin

    historyorb.com

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