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People is a selection of essays by noted Northwest author
and historian Murray Morgan. These essays have been chosen and
edited by Librarian Gary Fuller Reese from more than 30 years of
newspaper and magazine articles, radio broadcasts, and books, by
People offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the
people, events and history of the Pacific Northwest .
and patriots. Explorers gold-diggers, bankers, printers, and
newspapermen. For more than 30 years, historian and journalist
Murray C. Morgan entertained, enlightened and delighted readers
with his stories of the people and the events which played a
critical, and oftentimes humorous role in the growth and
development of Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest.
Murray Morgan died in mid 2000,
leaving a wonderful legacy for generations to discover.
What will you find here? Accounts of the leveling of Seattle in
1898; a mammoth hoax involving the discovery of a woolly mammoth;
Mark Twain at the Tacoma Theater; a Tacoma's teenager's encounter
with President Woodrow Wilson at the Stadium Bowl, stories of the
Wilkes Expedition, dirty political goings-on, and a young cub
reporter's scoop on the rescue of Amelia Earhart.
are terrific stories of a time past - a time when a world was
waiting to be discovered, when a man's vision could create a city,
and when life was lived intensely by people who were willing to
take risks and knew how to have fun. Enjoy!
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