Posts Tagged ‘ Walkabouts ’

Railroadman paved the way for historic hotel

Dec 4th, 2012 | By

In 1882, Charles B. Wright, who throughout most of the 1880s controlled the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Tacoma Land Company, ordered construction of an “exceptional” hotel in Tacoma. He wanted it to demonstrate to guests that they had reached an important destination. The Northern Pacific Railroad’s line from St. Paul to the Columbia River
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When the Judsons arrived

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Judson, their sons Peter and John and niece Gertrude Meller left Galena, Illinois in April 1853, by wagon train and joined the Longmire party. After an indescribably difficult trip over the Cascades and Naches Pass, they all rested along Clover Creek. The Judsons eventually continued on to the prairie land south
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Being Chinese in Tacoma: 1870s and 1880s

Jul 30th, 2012 | By
Being Chinese in Tacoma: 1870s and 1880s

In the late 1870s and early 1880s, the “Tacoma Herald” was a short-lived, weekly newspaper with a section dedicated to what the residents were doing. Inside the paper, on the left side of page 4 was a column called “Local Intelligence,”



Tacoma author tells tales of wooden legs and women’s hats (among other things)

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By
Tacoma author tells tales of wooden legs and women’s hats (among other things)

For years, Senior Scene readers received a dose of history with every paper in the guise of Karla Stover’s “Walkabouts.” Each month, Stover introduced Pierce County residents to the characters, times and landmarks of Tacoma and its surrounding environs. History isn’t about dusty old dates and dried up people and places, and Stover breathed life into the buildings we pass each day on the way to work and the music we hear when we turn to “old time” music programs. She talks about local history on KLAY AM 1180, leads history walking tours and writes for several local papers.