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Mount Rainier in 1925
Mount Rainier is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice

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Mount Rainier in Central Washington Became a National Park
March 2, 1899

Do you recognize this beautiful natural landmark? This is Mount Rainier in central Washington, a 14,410-foot volcanic peak, surrounded by pristine forests and spectacular alpine scenery. It is also, in a way, a timepiece. It looks very much as it did 200 years ago. On March 2, 1899, President William McKinley signed legislation creating Mount Rainier National Park. It was the fifth national park designated by Congress. Do you know who made the area near the mountain their home 200 years ago?
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