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Walk Tacoma: Tacoma 100 Years Ago

Kick off Walk Tacoma Month by joining Downtown On the Go on the Walk Tacoma: Tacoma 100 Years Ago Walk on Wednesday, June 6, sponsored by Commencement Bank.  Leaders Deb Freedman and Kim Davenport, with the Tacoma Historical Society, will take participants back to the year 1918 on a one mile tour of downtown. Join us for either walk, 12 – 1 p.m. or 1:15 – 2:15 p.m., both starting at Frost Park (S. 9th & Commerce).

The year 1918 was an important year in Tacoma. The Great War brought growth to Camp Lewis, which is now part of JBLM; Pierce County voted to approve the creation of the Port of Tacoma; the Pantages and Rialto Theatres opened their doors; and the Tacoma News Tribune published its first issue. See the historic locations and hear stories about the transformation that was happening here in Tacoma 100 years ago at the next Walk Tacoma event.

Walk Tacoma is a six-event walking series, sponsored by MultiCare and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation Community of Interest. The themed, educational walks are held in downtown Tacoma on the first Wednesday of the month. All walks are free, and held either after work or during the lunch hour. To encourage more families and children to participate, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma will be providing an activity for children along the route. Participants can register for the walk series on the DOTG website or sign-in at the beginning of each walk.

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