Tacoma, Washington History, People catagory

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This discovery was made at a local yard sale. It appears very similar to the Key to The City of Tacoma that was presented to Vice President of the United States; Alben Barkley on his visit here. The presentation happened on October 11, 1950 with Senator Warren Magnuson, Congressman John Coffee, and Tacoma Mayor John Anderson present. It was reported that right after the photo of the presentation was taken, part of the key fell off. Note that the slotted end of the key shown in the top photo does not have it's 2 corners anymore.

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