Horse And Wagon
Glaciers in the Ice Age shaped Puget Sound. To discuss geology becomes necessary, Tacoma
has modest elevation changes along its roads, and Old Tacoma has considerable
elevation changes along two hillsides above.
The grade on many streets did not allow for a horse and wagon.
The video shared below is about a horse and wagon,
that a folk song from Finland might have been used infrequently because of
Hollywood Standards. There was a Modern
Screen magazine shown in a photo from 1931 of my mother and family members. In the video shared here I refer to the Hayes
Motion Picture Code, that performers made choices to be in line with the Motion
Picture Code. The magazine is from October,
1931, the movie star on the cover is Dorothy Mackaill, a Hollywood sensation.
Video Two is the song with translation, Video One is the song with comments on the screen.
When I have generalized about geology most
recently, I began to see an article from The Tacoma News Tribune appear on the
internet about Redlining and an internet site that permitted location of
Redlining Residential neighborhoods on many city maps. Tacoma was present at the internet site about
Old Tacoma was quite Yellow. Among blocks near industry was the block that
included my great-grandfather’s house. All
along the shoreline of Puget Sound cities are areas not tinted in with Green,
Blue, Yellow and Red. Some areas left
untinted are downtown business areas, some are near industry or along the
railroad tracks. When the coal burning engines went past, the soot
could get on the wash my grandmother had on her line. The family once had owned a cow. They did not have a horse and wagon. My oldest Uncle could remember when the train
was put in along Ruston Way. He still
lived there into the 1980s and could notice when the Coast Starlight was
particularly late coming in to Tacoma.
My great-grandfather’s house and my grandmother’s
house beside it were on blocks left untinted when the Redlining Residential
Housing Neighborhood maps were designed. In the photo below Carl Gord in a tie helps roll firewood they bought from lumber mills to the wood storage area in the basement of my grandmother's house. One of the Lumber Mill burners is present in the background. The mills burned sawdust and useless scrap wood in burners.