Causing me to blow fuses and a scary moment thinking I blew my blinker module.
Neighborhoods such as the 6th Avenue District have become revitalized.
Tacoma-Pierce County has been named one of the most livable areas in the United States.
The city of Tacoma and surrounding areas were inhabited for thousands of years by American Indians, predominantly the Puyallup people, who lived in settlements on the delta.
The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay.
By connecting the bay with the railroad, Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails." Today, Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington State's largest port.
Like most central cities, Tacoma suffered a prolonged decline in the mid-20th century as a result of suburbanization and divestment.Since the 1990s, developments in the downtown core include the University of Washington Tacoma; Tacoma Link, the first modern electric light rail service in the state; the state's highest density of art and history museums; and a restored urban waterfront, the Thea Foss Waterway.Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state.Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people.Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Takhoma or Tahoma.It is locally known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century.