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Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in Washington, USA. The city is situated on a peninsula on the southern end of Washington's Puget Sound, in an area 32 miles southwest of Seattle, 31 miles northeast of the State capitol, Olympia, and 58 miles northwest of Mount Rainier National Park. According to 2005 Census estimates, Tacoma has an estimated population of 195,898. Tacoma stands as the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area, the third-largest in the state, and the seat of government of Pierce County.
Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, which was originally called Mount Tacoma. It is known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the site of the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 1800s. The decision of the railroad was influenced in part because of Tacoma's neighboring Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails." Today Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a major player in international trade on the Pacific Coast.
A sample of local blogs that typically report on events and happenings in Tacoma include
Kurt Cobain wrote at least two songs for Nirvana that relate to Tacoma: Polly, which was written about a girl who was raped on her way back from a punk rock show, and Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle namechecks 'Puget Sound'.
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