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  • 1956-12-27 (Creation)


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Sparky, the Tacoma Fire Department mascot, posed with (l to r) Ernest Brais, Kenneth Call and O. A. Keene in this photograph from December 1956. The Fire Department was kicking off its campaign to raise money for the March of Dimes. Continuing a 15 year tradition, the Tacoma Fire Department distributed nearly 1000 small coin banks in the shape of iron lungs to collect money to help fight polio. "Sparky" and his friends were photographed at Fire Station #6 on South 9th and A Street. Photograph ordered by the March of Dimes. (TNT 12-30-56, C-10)

March of Dimes (Tacoma); Charitable organizations--Tacoma--1950-1960; Fund raising--Tacoma--1950-1960; Tacoma Fire Department (Tacoma); Brais, Ernest; Call, Kenneth; Keene, O.A.;

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