1979: Puget’s Sound A Narrative of Early Tacoma and the Southern Sound
Author: Murray Morgan
Born in Tacoma, Murray Morgan (yes, the historic downtown Tacoma bridge is named for him) was a preeminent Northwest historian. He taught Northwest history for many years at Tacoma Community College, and wrote the quintessential history of Seattle, Skid Road. If you’d like to learn more about Murray Morgan, here’s a nice biography.
This book narrates the early history of Tacoma and the South Sound, beginning in 1792 when Peter Puget first explored the south sound by water, and concluding in the early 1900’s. Based on primary source materials, Morgan is able to bring alive the people and events that shaped the Tacoma region. This is an important book for anyone who is interested in exploring the history and roots of Tacoma.