Fife was settled first by the Puyallup Indian Tribe under the Medicine Creek Treaty in 1856. It quickly became the center of their new reservation, a major trading post and potlatch headquarters for the Puyallup, Nisqually and Squaxin tribes. The area’s fertile land then attracted farmers of many nationalities, including Italian, Swiss, Scandinavian and Japanese. For many years, Fife was known for its prolific truck farms. More recently, it has developed into a busy commercial, hotel and industrial city flanking Interstate 5 just north of Tacoma.
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