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Overview

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma,_Washington

Tacoma (/təˈkoʊmə/ tə-KOH-mə) is a midsized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States.[6] The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of the state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. The population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. 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 around 1 million.

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. 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". Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington'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. Neighborhoods such as the 6th Avenue District have been revitalized. With over $1 billion having been invested in downtown Tacoma alone, private investment has surpassed public investment by a ratio of almost 4:1.

Tacoma has been named one of the most livable areas in the United States. In 2006, Tacoma was listed as one of the "most walkable" cities in the country. That same year, the women's magazine "Self named Tacoma the "Most Sexually Healthy City" in the United States.

Tacoma gained notoriety in 1940 for the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which earned the nickname "Galloping Gertie".

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puget_Sound

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Pacific_Railway

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commencement_Bay

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Tacoma

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyallup_people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puget_Sound_War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_riot_of_1885

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Streetcar_Disaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titlow_Beach

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyes_of_the_Totem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garage_rock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown,_Tacoma,_Washington

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Station_(Tacoma,_Washington)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantages_Theater_(Tacoma,_Washington)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_House_No._9

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireboat_No._1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ross_Rust_House

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Morgan_Bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_Bank_Center

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes_House_(Tacoma)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythian_Temple_(Tacoma,_Washington)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins_Building

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodesleigh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzon_Building

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihongo_Gakko_(Tacoma)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushman_Dam_No._1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rialto_Theater_(Tacoma,_Washington)