Historic Photos of Tacoma

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From Old Town to the Union Station, Historic Photos of Tacoma is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of 'The City of Destiny' in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Tacoma and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred ...

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Overview

From Old Town to the Union Station, Historic Photos of Tacoma is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of 'The City of Destiny' in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Tacoma and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Tacoma!

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Editorial Reviews

The News Tribune
[Nick Peters] chapter introductions do a...fair job of summing up key events in city history. The subsequent photos...provide insight as to how Tacoma and its people looked throughout the years...Tacoma residents might find 'Historic Photos of Tacoma' worth $40 just for the convenience of having an archive within reach at the coffee table.
Gregory P. olyblog.net
Another one in a series of photo books based on a geographic place by Turner Publishing. T-Town native and historian Nick Peters loves his city and that is communicated in his brief chapter introductions and photo captions. Yet, his historian side does outweigh any civic boosterism as he didn't pretty up some of the less admirable aspects in the City of Destiny's past. His captions are well written and serve as an excellent support for the over 200 black and white photographs. The daily life of the city is captured, as well as some big events such as the press frenzy during the Weyerhaeuser kidnapping and the collapse of Galloping Gertie. He provides solid dates or takes an educated guess at most photos, which I appreciated.
—Steven L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596523340
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Series: Historic Photos Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,426,479
  • Product dimensions: 10.34 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

A native of Tacoma, Nick Peters' writing has appeared in the Puget Sound Business Journal, national magazines and metropolitan newspapers. "Historical Photos of Tacoma" is his second book. His first was "Truman Wilcox: A Visionary Farmer". Peters ran his own ad agency in Seattle for many years. As Vice President and Program Chairman of the Tacoma Historical Society, he sought out and presented speakers vital to the city's history including Murray Morgan, the Northwest's most important writer; Charles Moore, architect of the Washington State History Museum and Phase I of the University of Washington Tacoma; George Weyerhaeuser, Sr.; Admiral James Russell and many others. "Tacoma like most of us has suffered," he said. "It's suffering has given the city unique character."
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