Fort Nisqually – Tacoma WA

Description

Established in 1833, Fort Nisqually was the first European settlement on Puget Sound and was sold to the Du Pont company in 1904. Efforts to preserve the fort were begun in 1933 and taken over by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1935 to 1940. WPA laborers relocated the fort to Tacoma’s Fort Defiance Park and “re-created several others to present Fort Nisqually as it was in 1855.” (metroparkstacoma.org)

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration, Information Service, Primary File, 1936-42, Box 15, Folder 290-A. 

http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/fort-history/, accessed November 4, 2014.

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Location Info


5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

Coordinates: 47.306735, -122.51908100000003

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