I enjoyed the article by Michael Sullivan (TNT, 12-25) on the moment when Tacoma turned from a small village to the City of Destiny, namely, the time around the coming of the railroad. He points out the exact spot where the final spike was hammered in to link Tacoma to the rest of the nation by rail.
It turns out that there is still some existing track there. It is just east of Pacific Avenue, across the street from the Tacoma Art Museum. I have been trying for years to get somebody with power and influence to have this …