Tacoma Staycation

his unidentified family of three camped under the shade of tall trees at Manitou Park in South Tacoma in mid-June of 1921. Visitors to the park praised it for its beauty and cleanliness and it was a favorite stopping point for thousands of out-of-state tourists. The 10-acre Manitou Park was divided into three sections with three acres set aside for free camping for tourists only. Locals were invited to use a three-acre section for picnics or enjoy four acres of green lawns and shade trees.

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