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Puget's Sound

Puget's Sound

A Narrative of Early Tacoma and the Southern Sound

Book - 2018
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"With the same ability to make personalities and events come alive that characterizes his classic Skid Road, Murray Morgan here tells the colorful story of Tacoma, "the City of Destiny," and southern Puget Sound, where many major events of Washington's history took place. Drawing upon original journals and reports, Morgan builds Puget's Sound around individuals, interweaving portraits of well-known historical figures with those who are more obscure but have a special significance: a colorful parade of saloonkeepers, politicians, union organizers, schemers, and swindlers. Morgan begins his account with the landing of Captain Vancouver in Puget Sound in 1792 and ends with the founding of Fort Lewis in 1916, the year the author was born. Between are the arrival of the transcontinental railroad, the boom-and-bust of lumber mills, the anti-Chinese riots of 1885, and more unique Northwest history that will intrigue both new arrivals and longtime residents. With a new introduction by historian and historic preservationist Michael Sean Sullivan, this redesigned edition of Puget's Sound brings new life to Morgan's landmark history of the South Sound and the early days of Tacoma."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
Edition: Redesigned edition
ISBN: 9780295744230
Branch Call Number: 979.77 M8232P 2018
Characteristics: xix, 481 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sullivan, Michael 1950-


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Jul 09, 2019

This book can be used for reference as it has a ton of facts along with the adventure of discovering, mapping and sailing Puget Sound. A compiled collection of facts from over 15,000 pages of journals, diaries and communications in one book. I know because I've read the over 15,000 pages.


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