Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Jump Back in Time Progressive Era (1890-1913)
Mount Rainier in 1907
Mount Rainier in 1907

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

Muir was particularly impressed with the magnificent, colorful wildflowers that blanket the mountain during the warm months. The park today encompasses 400 square miles around Mount Rainier, which is actually an active volcano. It was one of the first parks to have nature guides, park rangers, a museum, and designated "roadless areas." Rich in resources of all kinds, the rocks, glaciers, water, plants, and animals have come to mean so much--beauty, challenge, renewal, and enjoyment. In 1899, 200 people visited Mount Rainier National Park. Today, nearly 2 million visit each year. Would you like to be one of them?
Back page 3 of 3 More Stories

Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us