Tacoma historians Bill Baarsma and Deb Freedman shared their perspectives on five notable events chronicled in the book “Rising Up from Tacoma’s Twenty-One Disasters and Defeats” that Freeman co-authored with middle school students. Among them was the story of Galloping Gertie, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which was brought down in 1940 by a windstorm.
Tacoma historians Bill Baarsma and Deb Freedman shared their perspectives on five notable events chronicled in the book “Rising Up from Tacoma’s Twenty-One Disasters and Defeats” that Freeman co-authored with middle school students. Among them was the story of Galloping Gertie, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which was brought down in 1940 by a windstorm. Drew Perine Staff photographer
Tacoma historians Bill Baarsma and Deb Freedman shared their perspectives on five notable events chronicled in the book “Rising Up from Tacoma’s Twenty-One Disasters and Defeats” that Freeman co-authored with middle school students. Among them was the story of Galloping Gertie, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which was brought down in 1940 by a windstorm. Drew Perine Staff photographer