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2007-01-10 09:00:27

By Rob Tucker, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jan. 10--Erling O. Mork, the first city manager of Tacoma to be born and raised in the city, died Tuesday. He was 72. Mork, the son of an immigrant Norwegian fisherman, had a vision of what Tacoma could be, so he stayed to serve the city where he was born and pioneered Tacoma's redevelopment. "Tacoma has been called 'The City of Destiny,' and that is beginning to come true," he said in 1976, a year after beginning what would be a long...


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baudekin
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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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