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Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Street Car Named Destiny

Tacoma Historical Society is hosting their 2nd Annual “DESTINY” Dinner & Auction – “A Streetcar Named Destiny”, Sunday October 12, 2008 at the Tacoma Yacht Club. be sure to save the date for this exciting event! The Society will host this annual fundraising event from 4 – 8 pm. Brian Kamens and Morgan Alexander will speak about Tacoma’s streetcars – how the streetcars played an important transportation role in early Tacoma and how they might return. The auction features a unique jewelry piece created by Steph Farber of LeRoy Jewelers. Farber is re-creating the famous “Star of Destiny” which Allen C. Mason penned in the late 1800s and used as a promotion to attract people to our wonderful city. Other auction items include a driving tour of Tacoma’s former streetcar system; historic photos of Tacoma; a Lionel K-line trolley set and a 2-hour historic harbor cruise aboard the Destiny cruise ship.

Tacoma Historical Society operates an Exhibit Center, monthly public programs and the annual Historic Homes of Tacoma Tour. For additional information call 253-472-3738, visit or email


Kim Thompson said...


I'd LOVE to go to this event. Does the society need assistance procuring donations for the auction? I'd be happy to try to give that a go if you guys need the help!


Stephanie Frieze said...

What a wonderful sounding event for those who love street cars and those who love Tacoma history! Thanks for post, Patty.

JosephMcG said...

Thanks for the heads up... Joseph

Patty Cake said...

Thank you Stephanie, Joseph and Kim

Yes, Kim we NEED help! If you can assist we would LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Interesting to hear about this but just discovered your site thru the TNT

But, I'm against new street cars due to the excessive cost.

We can put busses down a bus lane right down the middle of the streets just like a street car and much cheaper.

This City has more pressing issues than blowing money on street cars. They can't even paint crosswalks anymore.. quote "we don't have the money or crews to do it"

M. Sugimura said...

I see ... it's all about potential. The difference between Tacoma's streetcar dreams and South Lake Union's (up north) is that one is already known as a fallen woman.

if I actually lived in Seattle, I would own one of those popularly named t-shirts that took off about the time this line began. Leave it to The Emerald City - wink.