Actor Danny Glover at ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ event at Pantages Theater, Jan. 25

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Acclaimed Hollywood actor Danny Glover will be the featured speaker at the January 25 tribute to the famous “Buffalo Soldiers” who served on the American frontier in the late 1800’s.

Glover has starred in dozens of films over a three decade career to include all four “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Grand Canyon”, “Color Purple”, “Witness”, “Bat 21″ and many more. Glover also produced and starred in the acclaimed cavalry epic “Buffalo Soldiers”.

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How Tacoma Community College got its name

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By Blake Surina, Adjunct Faculty

In the 1940’s a small airport was constructed in unincorporated Pierce County at the current location of Narrows View Plaza. It was occasionally seen as a hangout for teenagers, and many a reserve officer and civil air patrol cadet would perform marching practice using the airport landing strips as a training grounds. In the late 1950’s the Weyerhaeuser Company, looking to build its international headquarters, purchased the blocks from 19th and Mildred to 12th and Pearl. They also arranged to purchase the fledgling airport and landing strips across the street as a private airport facility to fly in lumber executives and buyers from all over the world. [Read more…]