Here’s the Morgan Bridge (formerly the 11th St. Bridge), a spanking new waterfront marvel exactly a century ago. Awesome the way a bridge can connect places in the realm of time and ideas, span obstacles of the mind and expand possibilities. The Morgan bridge does land in both the present and the past and crossing it is a journey of 100 years. That conifer tree is in full Spring growth right now and those rowboats probably belonged to Thea Foss in 1913. Hard to believe we almost lost this landmark and wondrous that we didn’t.
And a favorite photo of Murray Morgan before the eyes of the totem. The final photo is of the notorious Rosellini Hearings on corruption that were held at the Armory in the winter of 1951. As the caption from the Tacoma Public Library notes, there’s Murray, like some Zelig, watching the whole thing unfold. A favorite quote from him was “Tacoma has made some mistakes, and re-elected many of them”.