Sumner's first mayor, George Ryan, bought and restored the house in 1872.
Sumner is the epicenter of Pierce County's sense of history and Americana
White picket fences, historic mansions, a Main Street bustling with shoppers flitting between mom-and-pop storefronts. Live music in the park during the summer. Parades down Main Street. These are the hallmarks of the small-town charm that Sumner exudes.
As the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World, Sumner has an agricultural pedigree that is still accessible in the fertile Puyallup Valley, in the shadow of Mount Rainier.
When you visit, you'll want to stay overnight in order to experience the most of the city itself, as well as a day up on the Mountain, just a 35-minute drive away.
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