• Created Date
  • ca. 1930
  • Description
  • T.G. Hitt came over from England via Vancouver, B.C., and started the Hitt Fireworks Co. in 1905. The business and the family home were located on a hill just south of Columbia City that became known as Hitt's Hill. The company manufactured fireworks and shipped them overseas as well as the United States and Canada. They presented fireworks extravaganzas all over the country. They also did the fire scenes in the movies "Gone with the Wind" and... more
    T.G. Hitt came over from England via Vancouver, B.C., and started the Hitt Fireworks Co. in 1905. The business and the family home were located on a hill just south of Columbia City that became known as Hitt's Hill. The company manufactured fireworks and shipped them overseas as well as the United States and Canada. They presented fireworks extravaganzas all over the country. They also did the fire scenes in the movies "Gone with the Wind" and "What Price Glory." Thomas Hitt's son Ray took over the business and continued with the extravaganzas until their final fireworks show on Seattle's waterfront for Ivar's Seafood Restaurant in 1974. Ray's daughter Gloria lives in the family home on a corner of the property. The rest of the site has been purchased by the City of Seattle and is being converted into a passive park for the community. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    1 photographic print mounted on cardboard: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
    Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3
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