Interesting Facts About Tacoma from New Way Leasing

We’re proud to call Tacoma home.
We’re proud to call Tacoma home.

We offer a cost-effective solution for your jobsite storage trailer needs. New Way Leasing is committed to providing our customers with a superior short and long-term storage solution to serve the Tacoma area.

While Tacoma is considered a suburb of Seattle, Washington, it has a lot going for it. Tacoma, for example, is situated in one of the most scenic areas of the United States. Outdoor sports, recreation, and green parks are plentiful throughout the city. In case you’re interested, New Way Leasing has compiled a list of interesting facts about Tacoma.

Mount Rainier

Did you know that before George Vancouver named Mount Rainier after his friend Rear Admiral Peter Rainier, it was known as “Tacoma”? Some sources believe that “Tacoma” is a Lushootseed word that means “mother of waters,” while others believe it means “larger than Mount Baker.” Whatever its roots, Tacoma honors the region’s indigenous heritage by calling itself after Mount Tacoma, which really is larger than Mount Baker.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge connects Tacoma with the Kitsap Peninsula by a pair of twin suspension bridges. The first bridge, dubbed “Galloping Gertie,” collapsed just four months after it was built in 1940. The westbound replacement bridge opened in 1950, and in 2007 the eastbound bridge was opened.

Tacoma Dome

Besides hosting a wide range of events such as sporting events, trade exhibits, and concerts, the Tacoma Dome in itself is a wonder to behold, The multi-purpose structure is the world’s largest wood-domed arena by volume, and it was constructed of wood from trees that fell during Mount St. Helens’ 1980 eruption.

Stadium High School

Construction of this French chateau-style building, which was originally intended as a hotel, came to a halt during the 1893 economic recession. A fire destroyed it five years later. The Tacoma School District purchased the building in 1904 and began converting it into a high school. It may seem to be something from the world of wizards, however many of the scenes from the blockbuster teen hit “10 Things I Hate About You” were shot here.

Point Defiance Park

If you are looking for a way to escape the busy city? A quiet sanctuary awaits you right in your own backyard. Point Defiance Park in Tacoma covers 760 acres, making it the country’s second largest urban park behind Central Park in New York City. There are plenty of things to do in the park as well. Point Defiance is a must-see for adventurers of all ages, with a zoo, an aquarium, a rose garden, and plenty of beaches and paths to explore.

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