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Mount Rainier part of Times Square spots

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Dec. 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
December 9, 2011 2:24 pm

Our already famous Mount Rainier is gaining some added fame with an appearance on 42nd Street in New York’s Times Square.

If you’re in Times Square in the next 38 days, watch out for the grizzly bear and the cannon.

The park is featured in one of two 15-second spots running for the next 38 days on a 26-foot by 20-foot Jumbotron on 42nd Street. The videos are courtesy of long-time National Park Service partner, Eastern National. which operates nonprofit bookstores in more than 130 national parks across the nation.

“Millions of Americans will have an opportunity to see amazing images of these incredible parks that they own and maybe pick one or two to visit as they mull their New Year’s resolutions,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis in a prepared statement.

In addition to Mount Rainier, other parks featured in the spots are: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wis.), Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.), Katmai National Park & Preserve (Alaska), Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.), Cape Hatteras National Seashore (N.C.), Grand Canyon National Park, Independence National Historical Park (Pa.), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.), Arches National Park (Utah), Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site (Ala.), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif.), Gettysburg National Military Park (Pa.) and Statue of Liberty National Monument.

The clips will also run on this website.

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