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D46928-1
Date: 12-30-19491 of 139:
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Series: D46928   Image#: 1   Date: 12-30-1949
Interior of bar to show Christmas decorations, Tacoma Athletic Commission, Metcalf. The Tacoma Athletic Commission decorated the back wall of the bar at the Top of the Ocean with a hand-painted sign showing a snowy scene with a comfortable home snuggled up against a woods. The ground slopes down to a bay with ships on the water and a mountainous island in the distance. An artificial showman has taken over the cash register. Artificial icicles hang over the sign and tinsel hangs over the front of the bar.
D37502-4
Date: 01-05-19492 of 139:
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Series: D37502   Image#: 4   Date: 01-05-1949
Interior view of the Tacoma Athletic Club's second floor lounge, the bar area is festively decorated for the celebration of the New Year, the Tacoma Athletic Club's anniversary, and the Tacoma Athletic Club's purchase of the Top of the Ocean restaurant. The club would be hosting a grand celebration for members and their guests (T. Times, 1/23/49, p. 21).
D33899-1
Date: 06-17-19483 of 139:
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Series: D33899   Image#: 1   Date: 06-17-1948
As a special feature of the Tacoma Athletic Commission's baseball excursion to Yakima on Sunday June 20, 1948 Tacoma's manufactures sent boxes of Tacoma made products to Yakima to be given away at the baseball stadium. An estimated 500 fans from Tacoma attended the Sunday double-header between the Tigers and the Packers; Tacoma won both games by scores of 5 to 4 and 6 to 2. Before the baseball train left from Tacoma several T.A.C. officers and excursion committee members posed in front of the Top of the Ocean restaurant with a stack of gift cartons. Left to right are: Al Hunt (kneeling), who "sold" most of the manufacturers on the goodwill venture; Ted Haakinson, excursion chairman; Frank Gillihan, T.A.C. baseball chairman; Steve Pease; Jim Petersen; Jack Sonntag and T.A.C. president Howard R. Smith. (TNT, 6/18/1948, p. 17).
D32497-2
Date: 04-05-19484 of 139:
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Series: D32497   Image#: 2   Date: 04-05-1948
Tacoma Athletic Club Dinner for Gretchen Fraser. More than 600 people jammed the Top of the Ocean to pay tribute to the Olympic Champion, Gretchen Kunigk Fraser. The Tacoma Ski Team was also honored that evening. Several young men line the outdoor stairway to the top of the Top of the Ocean singing and holding ski poles. (TNT, 4/6/1948, p.1) TPL 2220
D41232-2
Date: 03-17-19495 of 139:
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Series: D41232   Image#: 2   Date: 03-17-1949
Tacoma Athletic Commission celebrated Saint Patrick's Day with a "Wearing of the Green" party at their club. The club distributed clay pipes, shamrocks and green hats to the guests. Left to right, Ed Weymouth, Don Heerema, Laurilee Coon, Pat Heerema and Edna Weymouth at the Saint Patrick's Day celebration at the Tacoma Athletic Commission facilities (T. Times, 3/20/49, p. 22). SSPA - 17-MAR-2012
D37502-8
Date: 01-05-19496 of 139:
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Series: D37502   Image#: 8   Date: 01-05-1949
Tacoma Athletic Commission would be remembering the past year's triumphs, including a $12,500 Tacoma Open-Golf Tournament, the Penn State and Washington State football game, Fourth of July Show at Tacoma Stadium and many other events. Howard R. Smith, 1948's T.A.C. club president, admires a mirror decorated for Christmas; his image appears to have been painted with a list of the major 1948 Tacoma Athletic Club events. (T. Times, 1/23/49, p. 21).
D34996-9
Date: 08-29-19487 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 9   Date: 08-29-1948
Many boats were tied up at the Old Town Dock on August 29, 1948, as spectators tried to get the best seats to watch the second annual water show, sponsored by the Tacoma Athletic Commission. The large boat fifth from left was the "Georgia," owned by fisherman Antone Mariani. The dock was lined with people, as were the decks of the Top of the Ocean, in the foreground. Water skiing excitement was provided by the Seattle Skiquatic Follies in a two hour show.
D34996-6
Date: 08-29-19488 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 6   Date: 08-29-1948
Cars lined the intersection of Ruston Way and McCarver St. as spectators flooded Old Tacoma on August 29, 1948 to see the second annual water show sponsored by the Tacoma Athletic Club. Water skiing entertainment would be provided by the Seattle Skiquatic Follies in the waters in front of the Top of the Ocean, which housed the TAC headquarters.
D34996-5
Date: 08-29-19489 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 5   Date: 08-29-1948
Skiers from the Seattle Skiquatics Follies entertained the crowd on August 29, 1948 in the waters in front of the Top of the Ocean. The water show was the second annual extravaganza sponsored by the Tacoma Athletic Club (TAC). In the center of the photograph is a flat barge in the water, possibly used as a staging area for the show. To the right of the barge is a larger vessel. Between the two is a airborne skier being pulled by the fast boat behind and to the left of the barge.
D34996-4
Date: 08-29-194810 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 4   Date: 08-29-1948
The second annual Tacoma Athletic Commission Water Carnival was held on August 29, 1948, in front of the TAC headquarters at the Top of the Ocean. Spectators filled both decks of the boat-shaped restaurant and the Old Town Dock to watch the water skiing exhibition put on by the Seattle Skiquatics Follies. More spectators are perched on a couple of boats tied up at the dock, including the "Georgia" (left) owned by fisherman Antone Mariani. The Top of the Ocean was destroyed by an arson fire in April of 1977. (Ordered by Bob Sanders.) TPL-7970
D34996-3
Date: 08-29-194811 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 3   Date: 08-29-1948
On August 29, 1948, the Tacoma Athletic Commission (TAC) sponsored their second annual water show in Commencement Bay, in front of the TAC headquarters at the Top of the Ocean. Spectators lined the decks of the restaurant and the Old Town dock to watch the free water skiing show. Boats also formed a rectangle around the area where the skiers performed. The barge in the center of the picture was probably used as a staging area for the skiers. Some of the skiers from the Seattle Skiquatic Follies can be seen behind the speeding boat left. The show ran from 4-6pm.
D34996-12
Date: 08-29-194812 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 12   Date: 08-29-1948
On Sunday afternoon, August 29, 1948, a few spectators returned to their automobiles, holding tight to their small children, after watching part of the two hour water show in Commencement Bay. The show was held in the waters of the Bay in front of the Top of the Ocean restaurant and club and was sponsored by the Tacoma Athletic Commission, which had its headquarters at the Top. People crowded the decks of the Top, as well as the Old Town Dock. The show featured the talents of the Seattle Skiquatics Follies.
D34996-10
Date: 08-29-194813 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 10   Date: 08-29-1948
Parked automobiles lined the railroad tracks, McCarver St. and Ruston Way in Old Tacoma on August 29, 1948 as people rolled into the area to view the second annual Tacoma Athletic Commission Water Show. The show took place Sunday afternoon from 4-6pm in Commencement Bay in front of the boat shaped Top of the Ocean restaurant and club. The Top housed the headquarters of the TAC. The show featured the skiing talents of the Seattle Skiquatic Follies. In the photograph, a man crosses the tracks holding the hands of two small children.
D34996-1
Date: 08-29-194814 of 139:
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Series: D34996   Image#: 1   Date: 08-29-1948
On August 29, 1948, the Tacoma Athletic Commission (TAC) drew crowds to their second annual water show in Commencement Bay near Old Tacoma. Spectators watched the water carnival from both the Old Town Dock and the decks of the Top of the Ocean. TAC offered a two hour water extravaganza featuring the water skiing talents of the Seattle Skiquatics Follies. The parking lot in the distance was filled as Tacomans flooded the area to watch the free show. Photograph ordered by Bob Sanders, TAC.
D33492-3
Date: 05-21-194815 of 139:
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Series: D33492   Image#: 3   Date: 05-21-1948
A sportmen's show sponsored by the Sportmen's Club of Tacoma and the Tacoma Athletic Commission was taking place in Tacoma. Men, women and young sportmen were being urged to attend the show. View of fishing tackle demonstration at Wright Park, photo ordered by McCune-Merifield, manufacturers agents based out of Seattle, Washington (T.N.T., 5/19/48, p. 12).
D32641-1
Date: 03-31-194816 of 139:
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Series: D32641   Image#: 1   Date: 03-31-1948
This group outside Callender's is part of the group that took the Tacoma Athletic Commission's "Fight Special" to Portland via Northern Pacific Railroad on April 7, 1948. Fight and train tickets were on sale at Callender's. The "Fight Special" was an official TAC civic promotion. Mayor Val Fawcett is standing at right, wearing an overcoat. Howard Smith, current president of the Tacoma Athletic Commission is standing at left, with his hand in his jacket pocket under his top-coat. Ordered by Howard Smith, TAC. (T.Times, 4/1/1948, p.20)
D32497-20
Date: 04-05-194817 of 139:
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Series: D32497   Image#: 20   Date: 04-05-1948
Mayor C. Val Fawcett escorts Gretchen Kunigk Fraser under crossed ski poles held by a Honor Guard during the April 5, 1948, Tacoma Athletic Commission reception celebrating her victories at the 1948 Winter Olympics. Members of the Tacoma Ski Club smile as they cross poles. Tacoma residents, 600 strong, welcomed back their hometown girl at the T.A.C. reception held at the Top of the Ocean. Also in attendance was Mrs. Fraser's husband, Don, who was a member of the 1936 Winter Olympic team. ALBUM 9. (TNT 4-6-48, p. 1)
D32497-1
Date: 04-05-194818 of 139:
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Series: D32497   Image#: 1   Date: 04-05-1948
On April 5, 1948, the Top of the Ocean had out a Welcome banner for Gretchen Kunigk Fraser, the first American skier to win an Olympic event. Mrs. Fraser won a Gold Medal (first place) for the special slalom and a Silver Medal (second place) for the Alpine combined downhill and slalom in the 1948 Winter Olympics. The Tacoma Athletic Commission was hosting a dinner at the Ruston Way restaurant for Mrs. Fraser. More than 600 people, including Tacoma mayor C. Val Fawcett, crammed the restaurant to its ceilings to honor the former Tacoma resident. (T.Times, 4/6/1948, p.5) TPL 2220
A33926-4
Date: 06-17-194819 of 139:
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Series: A33926   Image#: 4   Date: 06-17-1948
Tacoma Athletic Commission was busy planning many summer events, the baseball excursion was coming up and the club's facilities would be used to host a pre-baseball party and a victory celebration after the double header and return trip home. View of snack bar and lounge at Tacoma Athletic Commission, dance floor in center, tables, chairs and loveseats help create a relaxed atmosphere.
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Date: 11-21-194720 of 139:
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Series: A30583   Image#: 7   Date: 11-21-1947
Captain's Quarters at the Tacoma Athletic Commission's Club located on the upper level of the Top of the Ocean. Top of the Ocean housed Tacoma Athletic Commission, but its main dining room was also open to the public. They advertised smorgasbord dinners for $1.00 and dinners from their menu for $1.75 to $3.50. Interior view of a smaller dining room with dance floor, a fully stocked bar with mirrors in background, photo ordered by Condon Advertising (T. Times, 11/28/47, p. 5).
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