National Park, City Playground: Mount Rainier in the Twentieth Century

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The majestic beauty of Mount Rainier, which dominates the Seattle and Tacoma skyscapes, has in many ways defined the Pacific Northwest. At the same time, those two major cities have strongly influenced the development of Rainier as a national park. From the late 1890s, when the Pacific Forest Reserve became Mount Rainier National Park, the evolving relationship between the mountain and its surrounding residents has told a history of the region itself. That story also describes the changing nature of our national park system ...

National Park, City Playground: Mount Rainier in the Twentieth Century 2006, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295986432

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