In 1864, a Civil War veteran built a cabin here, which served as his home and the town's post office. The town was made official in 1875.
Today, Tacoma is known for its beautiful mountain scenery, outdoor activities, open minded and hip atmosphere, port, waterfront economy, boating, and downtown area.
People Born in Tacoma
Tacoma in People's Lives
Jared Leto: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Prefontaine. We filmed at the University of Puget Sound and around the city.