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Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Ester Allstrum

1873 - 1917

 
 
Ester Allstrum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 25, 2016
1. Ester Allstrum Marker
Inscription.  Ester Allstrum was a well respected Tacoma food inspector. National magazines recognized her as "the woman who has made Tacoma famous for its model food ordinance."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineWomen.
 
Location. 47° 16.49′ N, 122° 28.083′ W. Marker is in Tacoma, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker can be reached from North 30 Street west of North Carr Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2317 North 30th Street, Tacoma WA 98403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Job Carr's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Life in Old Tacoma (within shouting distance of this marker); Our First Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Tacoma City (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Job Carr Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Coming of the Railroad to Tacoma
Ester Allstrum Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 25, 2016
2. Ester Allstrum Marker - Wide View
The marker is difficult to spot, as it is set in the sidewalk and offers little contrast to the surrounding pavement.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Smith Devoe (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tacoma.
 
Also see . . .  How Miss Allstrum Won the Fight for Clean Food in Tacoma (Woman's Home Companion, Vol. 39, 1912). (Submitted on November 9, 2016.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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