In 1900, Sumner had a population of around 538; however this quickly rose to around 7,700 in 1995. The residents of Sumner didn’t know much about the history of the town, because not a lot of it was preserved. That is when three life-long residents of Sumner stepped in to help. Tress Dassel, 1909, Mary Elizabeth Ryan, 1922 and Madge Spears 1907 all got together during the winter to share their memories so the people of the town could know about the origin that made their town what it is today.
Next to Orting, Sumner is the next city in line to see full views of Mt. Rainier. This is because the city is on flat land, and in close proximity to the mountain. This scenery and views of the mountain and the quiet city life have much to offer this quaint little town. Mount Rainier has become a valued part of the community, and a symbol of the nearby towns. It has established itself as a local attraction as it continues to mystify both tourists and residents alike. Overall, Sumner is a very quiet town, with plenty of local scenery that compliments the great view of Mt. Rainier. Read less –