This region has a great future before it. The inhabitants of Tacoma believe that they are not extravgant when they claim that this city will be in the lead of the cities of the Pacific Northwest in the next decade. Tacoma may well be named, as it has been named, The City of Destiny.
"Tacoma," Hale M. Howard, The New England Magazine, February 1893, pp. 793-807. Read the whole piece--a scanned document with a number of interesting pictures--at Cornell University Library.