Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is located in the west-central part in the state of Washington.

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Tacoma is the third largest city in the state of Washington with a population of 198,397 residents (2010).

About Tacoma

The City of Destiny. Tacoma is known world wide for its glass art, Tacoma's. Tacoma has a dynamic art scene and you will find award-winning arts and architecture in the city. Tacoma is listed as the 19th most walkable city in the country.

To See And To Do In Tacoma

Museum of Glass

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tacoma Art Museum

Point Defiance Park

The Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Foss Waterway Seaport

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Washington State History Museum

Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

LeMay America's Car Museum

History Of Tacoma

In 1792, George Vancouver gave the name "Puget's Sound" to the waters south of the Tacoma Narrows. In 1841, Charles Wilkes explored the area and waters off Tacoma’s shoreline. In 1852, Nicolas Delin from Sweden settled in the area and constructed a sawmill. Other settlers followed but the settlement was abandoned around 1855 during the Indian War. In 1864, the postmaster Job Carr built a cabin. In 1868, the developer Morton McCarver started the project Tacoma City to build the city. In 1869, the Hanson & Ackerman Mill was built and the city became established in the lumber industry. It started a boom and more families settled in Tacoma. In 1883, the first daily newspaper was published.

In 1884, Tacoma was incorporated and the Annie Wright School was established. In 1888, two horse drawn streetcar lines in the city were constructed. In 1890, more than 36,000 people lived in the city. In 1893, the city had telephones. In 1900, a trolley fell into a ravine and killed 43 people. In 1905, the William Ross Rust House was built. In 1935, the Tacoma Art Museum was founded. In 1940, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed. In 1950, nearly 144,000 people were living in the city. In 2000, a replica of Job Carr's cabin was erected in Old Town.

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