One of my favorite aspects of Tacoma is the preponderance of odd little corners, bays, gulches and unexpected views. This access to the unexpected is my definition of the character of Tacoma. The little white corner near the upper left corner is the town of Ruston. How many cities have another town within their borders?
2009 NAIP Imagery and LiDAR OBIA-based Canopy Cover for Tacoma, WA courtesy: University of Washington

The shape of Tacoma

By Morf Morford Tacoma Daily Index History defines every city, but Tacoma’s history and geography (and a few eccentric individuals) have made Tacoma a city literally like no other. Many cities are some coherent shape – maybe an approximate ... [...more]