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Tacoma (Wash.)

LC control no.n 79071274
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingTacoma (Wash.)
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Geographic subdivision usageWashington (State)--Tacoma
Variant(s)City of Destiny (Wash.)
City of Tacoma (Wash.)
Takoma (Wash.)
Takouma (Wash.)
Такоума (Wash.)
Такома (Wash.)
タコマ (Wash.)
See alsoNew Tacoma (Wash.)
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Tacoma City (Wash.)
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Other standard no.bb26052b-953d-403a-8a0c-65e17dc30095
Beginning date1883-12
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedWashington (State)
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Found inOnline encyl. Wash. hist. WWW, Jan. 12, 2005 (New Tacoma; est. 1873 by Northern Pacific RR; merged with Tacoma City to become Tacoma, Dec. 1883)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 47°15ʹ10ʺN 122°26ʹ39ʺW)
Wikipedia, Aug. 30, 2010 (Tacoma, Washington; 47°14ʹ29ʺN 122°27ʹ34ʺW) Bulgarian page (Такоума = Takouma) Macedonian page (Такома = Takoma) Japanese page (タコマ = Takoma) February 27, 2019 (Tacoma, Washington; urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington; City of Tacoma; 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)
Washington place names, via WWW, Mar. 4, 2013 (Tacoma, one of the major cities of the Pacific Northwest, is on Commencement Bay at the mouth of the Puyallup River in north central Pierce County, Washington. The pioneer settlement began in 1852 with a saw mill at the south end of Commencement Bay. A number of Indian names were given to the site by various peoples include Che-bau-lip, Ta-co-be, Ta-co-pe, T'kope, Ta-qo-bid, Ta-co-bud, and Tsa-la-te-litch. Before 1868, Tacoma had several names including Commencement City, at least on paper. The name was adopted through the influence of Gen. Morton Matthew McCarver, who is considered the father of Tacoma. The name resembles many of the Indian names that were given to the site before the first settlers arrived. Tacoma was incorporated November 12, 1875)
Geographic area coden-us-wa
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