Title: Tacoma, the city with a snow-capped mountain in its dooryard
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Tacoma Commercial Club and Chamber of Commerce
Publisher: Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma commercial club and Chamber of commerce
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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oddmiles of streets that are not paved, the grass will be found close-cropped and perpetually green all the way to the gutter. Xor do Tacomans stopwith merely well-grassed parkings. They spend dollars and time in planting rose bushes and other landscaping flora on the parkings, and takeunending pride in bringing the parking shrubs into the same prolific bearing and fragrance as any other shrubs on their premises. One result isthat on many streets, during the spring and summer, one may stroll as through a huge park, with fragrance and rint of color on either side andstretching away in the distance. The street department of the city spends thousands of dollars annually co-operating with home owners in thecity beautiful work. In this co-operation rests explanation of Tacomas reputation as a city of scrupulously clean streets. Visitors are alwaysimpressed bj the immaculate cleanliness of the citys hard-surfaced thoroughfares, in the business district, as well as in the residence district.
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A SUCCESSION OF ROSE LOVERS HOMES.—The immense value to Puget Sound cities of an always alert Rose Society has good evidencein the picture above. Almost every Tacoman loves and grows roses. The source of inspiration rests in the fact that the Puget Sound climate andsoil are ideal for rose culture, producing larger blooms, better-colored blooms and longer-lasting blooms than any other soil and climate in the world.But experience has demonstrated that without a guiding hand,and an always active organization, rose culture confines itself to a few cranks.A real live Rose Society serves to keep interest on the qui vive and the Tacoma Rose Society, embracing hundreds of the most prominent andinfluential business and professional men and women of the city, has no peers anywhere, either in activity or accomplishment. Through the RoseSocietys efforts, millions of rose cuttings are systematically distributed throughout the city each year. The humblest laborer may obtain slipsand young bushes
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