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KALAKALA: Suggestion for a shiny Christmas gift

Letter by Edwin L. Valbert, Tacoma on Dec. 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm | 13 Comments »
December 23, 2011 1:17 pm

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is a restored Kalakala, moored somewhere along the Tacoma waterfront, with beautiful Harold LeMay cars displayed on it.

Of course if you have time it would be nice to have some restored city buses, or maybe the old buses to Mount Rainier, transporting guests between the main America’s Car Museum and the restored Kakakala, all the while exposing the guests to some of the wonderful Tacoma history and current attractions.

If it wouldn’t be too much to ask, could you deliver some restored car dealership buildings in downtown Tacoma filled with more LeMay cars? The bus route between the main museum and the restored Kalakala could stop at these locations, extending the museum/Tacoma experience along with providing a history of how cars used to be sold in Tacoma.

It wouldn’t hurt if several of the restored car dealership buildings were located near the future McMenamin’s, but I will leave that to you.

So thanks, Santa, for helping to make my Christmas, and future, very bright by extending visitor stays in Tacoma as they experience the history of transportation through cars, buses, buildings and a ferry.

Thanks, the City of Tacoma

P.S. Could you slip a train in my stocking for a trip to Mount Rainier?

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