In the 19th century, an essential piece of logging equipment was developed along the shores of – and named for – an iconic Northwest body of water.
All Over The Map readers may recall when we tracked down the actual guy who named the Buick Rainier SUV.
We’ll also admit to having tried and failed to do the same for the Toyota Tacoma.
“We’ve been searching around the company for anyone with specific knowledge about how the ‘Tacoma name came about’ – unfortunately, there’s not a lot of institutional knowledge that dates back 15 years for us to tap into,” a media relations person from Toyota wrote
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