Tacoma's Salmon Beach

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Perched on the shores of the Tacoma Narrows, the community of Salmon Beach overlooks the spectacular Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Built as a series of fishing shacks on the beach, Salmon Beach took on a more permanentflavor after Henry O. Foss towed his two-story boathouse from the city to the tidelands south of Point Defiance. After electricity was introduced in 1934, more comfortable cottages were built in this fishing community. From summer beach camping to an isolated refuge in the middle of a city, a haven for rumrunners during Prohibition to the counterculture enclave of the 1960s, the community of Salmon Beach has weathered fires, evictions, landslides,and government caprice to become the unique neighborhood of Tacoma it is today.
ISBN: 9780738531083
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Roger Cushman Edwards is the greatgreatgrandson of Joseph “Old Cush” Cushman, who arrived in Olympia, Washington Territory, in 1852. Edwards bought his first cabin at Salmon Beach in 1962, is the chairman of the Salmon Beach Historical Society, and spearheaded the movement to have Salmon Beach declared a state historic district. The wonderful collection of vintage images presented in this book has been culled from his own collection and the collection of nationally known photographer Virna Haffer.
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