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Tacoma's Point Defiance Park
by Melissa McGinnis and Doreen Beard-Simpkins and Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma




Overview -
For more than a century, the citizens of Tacoma have valued Point Defiance Park as a forested refuge and an urban oasis. The community treasures its history and ecology as the crown jewel of the city s public spaces. Ancient forest continues to cover the majority of the park s 700-plus acres. Attractions of the past a saltwater swimming pool, riding stables, and an amusement park delighted earlier generations, though they are now long gone. The first boathouses, early zoological collections, and gardens near the park s entrance date back to the 1890s and now greet visitors in modern form. Today s park amenities are designed to foster appreciation for the rich historic and environmental heritage of Tacoma s Great Pride and serve an estimated two million visitors annually. Historic images from both private and public collections highlight this memorable walk in the park through a beloved civic preserve."

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Overview

For more than a century, the citizens of Tacoma have valued Point Defiance Park as a forested refuge and an urban oasis. The community treasures its history and ecology as the crown jewel of the city s public spaces. Ancient forest continues to cover the majority of the park s 700-plus acres. Attractions of the past a saltwater swimming pool, riding stables, and an amusement park delighted earlier generations, though they are now long gone. The first boathouses, early zoological collections, and gardens near the park s entrance date back to the 1890s and now greet visitors in modern form. Today s park amenities are designed to foster appreciation for the rich historic and environmental heritage of Tacoma s Great Pride and serve an estimated two million visitors annually. Historic images from both private and public collections highlight this memorable walk in the park through a beloved civic preserve."

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780738595917
  • ISBN-10: 0738595918
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Images of America

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