Tacoma Narrows Bridge Project - WSDOT - Information on WSDOT Project of the Narrows Bridge on SR16, including past photos and information on the 1940 Galloping Gertie, the current bridge and the new (2007) bridge. (WA State Dept of Transportation.) Web site: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov.
History of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge - Photo images and text detailing the story of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from the inception of the original span to the reopening of a reconstructed bridge in 1950. (Manuscripts, Special Collections, UW). Web site: http://www.lib.washington.edu .
Tacoma Narrows Bridge - Information on both the old Galloping Gertie and the current bridge, along with a discussion of the collapsed, submerged bridge as a registered Historic Place, and as a habitat for marine life. Comparisons of the current and old structures. (Project of Underwater Atmospheric Systems, Inc., Puyallup, WA). Web site: http://www.nwrain.com/~newtsuit/.
Local History Resources at Pierce County Library - List of print resources available at various Pierce County Libraries. Many of these resources are either clippings taken from old newspapers and now located in our vertical files or are books located in the reference area.
Anderson Island Historical Society - Photo and short history about the Johnson Farm Museum and map of sights on this most southern island in Puget Sound. (AIHS)
Harbor History Museum - Information about Gig Harbor along with online exhibits. (GHPHS) Web site: http://www.harborhistorymuseum.org
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society - Information about the society and links to special projects and other nautical sites. (Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society) Web site: http://pugetmaritime.org
Washington State Historical Society - Online exhibits, a list with dates of changing and ongoing exhibits at the museum and annotated links to other historic pages. See also WA State Museum below). Web site: http://www.washingtonhistory.org
Museums of South Puget Sound - Listing of museums, with addresses and admission information. (PublicDomain.com) Web site: http://www.publicdoman.com
Washington State History Museum - State history museum located in downtown Tacoma, WA. (WA State Historical Society) Web site: http://www.wshs.org
Washington Museum Association - Directory of Museums A lookup directory for museums and related institutions in WA state. Searchable by city or museum name. (WMA) Web site: http://washingtonstatemuseums.org
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest - U of Washington - Information about the center, a changing online Showcase exhibit and links to other historical Web pages. Web site: http://www.washington.edu
Digital Archives - WA State Secretary of State - A growing collection of digitized records of WA state is being brought online. Archive allows users to look up county birth, death and marriage records, military and immigration documents and other historic records. Not all records are yet online. (WA Sec State) Web site: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
King County Snapshots - A photographic heritage of Seattle and surrounding communities. (Collaboration project of MOHAI, U of W Libraries and 10 other historical societies.) Website: http://www.lib.washington.edu
Northwest Room at the Tacoma Public Library - Several databases on Northwest history, including Unsettling Events, Tacoma shipping information, Tacoma obituary index, Washington Place names index, a portion of their photography collection, and some essays, along with descriptions of resources located at the Northwest Room of the Main Library of the Tacoma Public Library. Web site: http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us
Pierce County Buildings Index - Search a database of histories of buildings in Pierce County. Current focus is on older Tacoma area buildings and homes. (Tacoma Public Library) Web site: http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us
Special Collections - NW Digital Collections - Digitized historical photographs and text, primarily of the Pacific Northwest, including AK Gold Rush. Search or browse by categories. (UW Libraries) Web site: http://www.lib.washington.edu/
Washington HistoryLink.org - Online encyclopedia of history of Seattle, King County and Washington State. (Washington HistoryLink.org) Web site: http://www.historylink.org
Washington State GenWeb Project - Part of the USGenWeb project, this site offers resources that target local areas of WA, including Pierce County and other counties. (Roots web) Web site: http://www.rootsweb.com
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