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In the Spotlight

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tacoma Speedway

A special thanks to our Architectural Engineering Instructor Dean Lamb for sharing a little more about our pre-college history from the 1920’s.  The recent News Tribune article on the popular race track that overlapped our current campus.  Dean noted “ the News Tribune article on the Tacoma Speedway …was accompanied by a layout of the track I have never seen before, along with information about its width (50 feet) and length (approximately 2 miles).” 
Dean took the liberty of overlaying the former track onto our campus map.  As you can see the track was quite large… it basically extended from Lakewood to Lakeview Drive (which was not here then), and from Steilacoom Blvd. south to beyond the Lakewood Police Station and 95th St. SW.
Thank you Dean for helping us get a better perspective on an interesting piece of our history.

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