Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-Known Tales from the City of Destiny

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The City of Destiny took shape where rails met sails on the shores of Commencement Bay. When Tacoma was chosen as the Northern Pacific Railroad’s terminus, the city rose from the mudflats and took the lead as the Northwest’s destination for opportunity. In this collection, discover the city’s early notables and uncover the stories behind the historic landmarks. Why did city planners abandon Olmsted’s vision? How many war bonds did Lana Turner’s kisses buy? Why were vegetarians warned, “Don’t drink the water”? Who is the tiny figure with coal black hair and bound feet who haunts Old Tacoma? Local author and guide Karla Stover answers these questions and more as she spins stories from the tomes of Tacoma’s past.

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Karla Stover graduated from the University of Washington with honors in history. She has been writing for more than twenty years. Locally, her credits include the Tacoma News Tribune, the Tacoma Weekly, the Tacoma Reporter and the Puget Sound Business Journal. Nationally, she has published in Ruralite and Birds and Blooms. Internationally, she was a regular contributor to the European Crown and the Imperial Russian Journal. In addition, she writes two monthly magazine columns. In 2008, she won the Chistell Prize for a short story entitled “One Day at Appomattox.” Weekly, she talks about local history on KLAY AM 1180, and she is the advertising voice for three local businesses. Her book Let’s Go Walk About in Tacoma came out in August 2009. She is a member of the Tacoma Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her entire working career was at Merrill Lynch.

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