Tacoma Curiosities: Geoduck Derbies, the Whistling Well of the North End, Alligators in Snake Lake &

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When the Northern Pacific Railroad laid its final tracks within the fledgling hamlet of Tacoma, it brought opportunity and wild characters by the car full. Seemingly overnight, the quiet Puget Sound village transformed into a booming metropolis and eccentric playground with its fair share of growing pains. On one unlucky evening, residents awoke to the cries of a man who fell into the sewers after a road collapsed. Tacoma's first school avoided demolition for a time thanks to a band of enterprising tramps who converted the place of learning into Hotel de Gink, complete with unique minstrel show. Local author and guide Karla Stover explores these and many more stories of the quixotic and curious history of the City of Destiny.
ISBN: 9781467135535
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Washington
Images: 61
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Karla Stover graduated from the University of Washington with honors in history. Locally, her credits include the Tacoma News Tribune, the Tacoma Weekly, the Tacoma Reporter and the Puget Sound Business Journal, and she discusses local history on KLAY AM 1180 weekly. She is a member of the Tacoma Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition, she writes two monthly magazine columns.
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