80 feet of history (Tacoma, WA)

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Take a drive down Dock Street any time of day, and you'll see two large people looking back at you. A bushy-eyebrowed, hook-nosed ship's captain, and a serene Muckleshoot woman, side by side.

They're about 8 feet high, and they're staring out from the wall of the Working Waterfront Maritime Museum. The faces are part of a brand-new mural on the street side of the museum, the beginning of a multiyear, $28 million renovation. It's an 80-foot-long scene of turn-of-the-century Tacoma, peopled with shipping employees, American Indians, tugboats and canoes.

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