Initially named “Stuck Junction” due to its location at the junction of the Puyallup River and Stuck Creek, (known today as the White River), Sumner was settled in 1853 and incorporated in 1891.
From its birth, rich soil and ideal climate have aided greatly in Sumner’s growth and development. Major crops include: rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries and turf grass. Locals harvest other items they can grow in abundance such as Iris, tulip and daffodil bulbs. In 1934, the first Daffodil festival was held and is now the third ranking floral parade in the nation.
With a small town atmosphere rich in tradition, Sumner’s Community-wide celebrations mark the seasons: locals relish in The Daffodil Parade in April, bask in the Sumner Summer Arts Festival in August and delight in The Taste of Sumner in October. The day after Thanksgiving, the Holiday Season begins with the Stuck River Bridge Lighting.
Planning has helped Sumner evolve into a growing area. Bountiful in many ways, Sumner offers affordable homes and a down home, friendly atmosphere. Residents take pride in the numerous jobs close to home and year round community activities to participate in. Sumner is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live.
Suncadia is a four-star four-season resort community approximately 80 miles east of Seattle. Visitors and home owners enjoy the beautiful and challenging Prospector Golf Course designed by Palmer Course Design Company, and the Rope Rider Golf Course will be completed in the future.
In addition to golf, Suncadia offers a wide variety of summer activities including miles of trails perfect for cycling or walking, an outdoor pool and outdoor concerts, as well as hiking in the nearby Cascades. Winter fun includes cross country skiing, snowshoeing, an ice skating rink and sledding. Year-round the Swim & Fitness Center offers fitness opportunities, including a large indoor pool with a slide, a sauna, a steam room, and much more.
The new Lodge at Suncadia opened in April 2008. It features a restaurant with inspiring views, a conference center, and condominiums. The Glade Springs Spa at the lodge is a little touch of paradise.
The City of Sumner rests in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier in a valley where the White River joins the Puyallup River.
Sumner was settled in 1853 by a wagon train that crossed over the Cascade Mountains through Naches Pass. After the establishment of the Northern Pacific Railroad through town and the construction of a depot, Sumner saw its community grow and was incorporated in January of 1891.
The City was built through agriculture, including hops, rhubarb, berries, vegetables, turf grasses, and especially daffodils. Every year the City celebrates the blooming season with the Daffodil Festival, which includes a parade through downtown and many other community activities. With its fertile valley soil, Sumner residents find it ideal for growing lush vegetable and flower gardens. In fact, Sumner is still known as the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World!
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