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The Man Who Stood in the Way

During his brief time in Tacoma, Dashiell Hammett was witness to unlikely, violent events that inspired his groundbreaking writing. Photo Courtesy of The Granger Collection, New York Winter, 1920. It was the start of the Prohibition era across...

The Next Big Thing

As we ready ourselves for the grand opening on July 15 of the latest magnificent suspension bridge over the swift waters of the Tacoma Narrows it’s impossible not to recall the first bridge and its breathtaking career as both a film star and a...

Back in the Day

Photography by Stephen Cysewski Downtown Tacoma in the 1980s was a black and white landscape of sturdy architectural survivors resting after the storm. A quarter century of brutal urban renewal programs and lame revitalization efforts were coming...