“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tacoma

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Tacoma, Washington and Vicinity
    Pierce County (53)
    King County (120)
    Kitsap County (21)
    Kittitas County (12)
    Lewis County (9)
    Mason County (3)
    Thurston County (18)
    Yakima County (20)
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1Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Alice Maude Smith, M.D.1867 - 1938
Despite the attempted interference by her physician peers, Dr. Alice Maude Smith came to Tacoma from Chicago in 1898 where she built a successful practice. — Map (db m99341) HM
2Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Building the Cabin
One person can build a log cabin with very few tools. Carr felled the trees surrounding his home site. Notched ends fit together, with quartered saplings to fill the gaps between the logs. Cedar shingles covered the roof. The front porch and rear . . . — Map (db m157829) HM
3Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Coming of the Railroad to Tacoma
"When becoming fully satisfied that Commencement Bay was the best harbor in the Sound, had the best supply of fresh water, and by far the best approaches and surroundings, and from twenty-five miles the best geographical position, I . . . — Map (db m157739) HM
4Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Community Life in Old Tacoma
Family and community life were always a part of the Tacoma City settlement. Residents contributed funds for a school building in 1869. J.P Stewart was the first teacher for thirteen students. In 1873, mill workers built St. Peter's Church . . . — Map (db m157747) HM
5Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Emma Smith Devoe1848 - 1927
Emma Smith Devoe moved to Tacoma in 1905. She was President of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association and worked constantly to win the women's right to vote. — Map (db m99340) HM
6Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Ester Allstrum1873 - 1917
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" — Map (db m99473) HM
7Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Fannie C. Paddock1831 - 1881
Fannie Paddock moved from New York to Tacoma to build Tacoma's first hospital. Fannie died on her trip to Tacoma, but in 1882 the Fannie C. Paddock Memorial Hospital was dedicated. — Map (db m99339) HM
8Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Janet Elder Steele1840-1894
Janet Elder Steele built the first hotel in Old Town in 1869 at the corner of 30th and Carr Streets. Operating until 1883, the hotel had 24 rooms and was famous for its good food and cleanliness. — Map (db m157587) HM
9Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Jennie Jones1888 - 1963
A teacher at Grant Elementary for 37 years, Miss Jones' teaching style was ahead of its time using imaginative art and exploration. She developed close relationships with her students. — Map (db m99471) HM
10Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Job Carr's Cabin"Birthplace of Tacoma"
Job Carr, a recently discharged Union war veteran, came to Commencement Bay in 1864. In the winter of 1864-65 he began clearing land for a small log cabin near today's North 30th and McCarver in an area now called Old Town Tacoma. By . . . — Map (db m157618) HM
11Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Margaret Meeker Davis1881-1960
Margaret (Maggie) Davis was a Puyallup Indian. Married at 16, she raised 14 children in Old Tacoma. She would strap her children to her back and row across the bay to Vashon to dig for clams. — Map (db m157830) HM
12Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Nettie Asberry1865 - 1968
In 1883 Nettie Asberry earned her doctorate degree in music. She helped establish the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Tacoma in the early 1900's. — Map (db m99329) HM
13Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Our First Settlers
For thousands of years, S'Puyalupubsh (Puyallup) Indian fisherman camped at this site to fish, dig clams, and preserve their catch. They also rested here to await the changing tide before traveling through the Tacoma Narrows. They called this . . . — Map (db m157749) HM
14Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Tacoma City
You are standing in the middle of Tacoma City. Morton McCarver laid out the town in 1869. At that time forests covered the area, but were soon logged by the Hanson, Akerson mill, located down the hill from this site. There were enough people . . . — Map (db m157827) HM
15Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — Ten Inch Shell From U.S.S. Maine
The Property of John R. Thompson Camp Number One United Spanish War Veterans Tacoma — Map (db m56347) HM
16Washington (Pierce County), Tacoma — The Job Carr Family
Job Carr and Rebecca Pittman were married in 1840 in Richmond, Indiana where they raised four children; Anthony, Howard, Marietta, and Margaret. Job, a Quaker, enlisted in the Civil War at the age of 48 and after three years he was discharged. In . . . — Map (db m157745) HM
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