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    (1864- )
    Seat of Pierce County
    Population: 197,181
    Washington's third largest city
    Named after Mount Tahoma (Mount Rainier)
    Nickname is 'The City of Destiny'
    Landmarks and attractions include the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the Washington State History Museum, Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Fire Boat No. 1, Pythian Temple and the Tacoma Dome
    It frequently rains there.
    It is located nearby a stratovolcano.
    Chinese immigrants were expelled from the city, which caused a riot (1885).
    Serial killer Ted Bundy and sniper John Allen Muhammad used to live there.
    The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge was destroyed by 42 MPH winds.
    During the 1990s, the traffic was bad on the 1950 Tacoma Narrows Bridge due to increasing population.
    A spree shooting took place at the Tacoma Mall (November 20, 2005).
    The scenes from the 1999 film, '10 Things I Hate About You' were filmed there at Stadium High School.
    The Tacoma Narrows Bridge has twin suspension bridges (the 1950 bridge and the 2007 bridge) as they have fewer traffic problems.
    Spectacular views of Mount Rainier can be seen from some areas of the city.
    It has a large seaport.
    The NBA's Seattle SuperSonics temporarily played in the Tacoma Dome before KeyArena in Seattle was completely renovated (1994-1995).
    The Daffodil Parade is held there every April since 1933.
    It is the birthplace of Bing Crosby, Gary Larson, Dale Chihuly, Megan Jendrick, Blair Underwood and Frank Herbert.

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