A non-functioning lighthouse on the island; in the background is Mount Rainier
|Location||Hale Passage (Puget Sound)|
|Area||18 acres (7.3 ha)|
|Length||1,800 ft (550 m)|
|Width||600 ft (180 m)|
The island was a summer home of Conrad L. Hoska (1856–1910), a prominent figure in the nearby city of Tacoma. From 1945 it hosted a boys' camp, and in the following year the lighthouse structure (pictured) was completed.
The Geographic Names Information System lists several alternative names: Ellens Isle, Grant Island, Grave Island, and Hoska Island. The name Tanglewood was inspired by the heavy undergrowth and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tanglewood Tales. It was chosen as the official name of the island by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names in 1947.
In the 2010 United States Census, the island was included as part of the Fox Island census-designated place. The census block encompassing just Tanglewood Island showed a population of 8 with 5 housing units.
- Newell, Bernice E. (October 19, 1913). "Tanglewood Island: A Real Fairy Land" (PDF). The Tacoma Tribune.
- "U.S. Recommends Change in Names of State Places". Spokane Daily Chronicle. AP. June 26, 1947.
- "Conrad L. Hoska Dead at Tacoma". The Spokane Chronicle. June 29, 1910. p. 8.
- Hunt, Herbert; Kaylor, Floyd C. (1917). Washington, West of the Cascades. S. J. Clarke. pp. 364–367. A section devoted to Hoska's biography.
- "Richards Studio Collection Series: A51432-1 and A51432-2". Tacoma Public Library. Descriptions of images of the island from the 1950s. Search for "Tanglewood Island" (TPL-8495, TPL-9190).
- "Tanglewood Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - Block 1002, Block Group 1, Census Tract 724.10, Pierce County, Washington". 2010 Census Summary File 1. United States Census Bureau.
- Tanglewood Island at FoxIslandWA.net
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