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Happy Birthday: Mount Rainier National Park turns 113 today

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on March 2, 2012 at 9:48 am |
March 2, 2012 9:50 am

Mount Rainier National Park turns 113 today.

Mount Rainier was designated the country’s fifth national park on March 2, 1899, president William McKinley. It was another 17 years before the founding of the National Park Service. Yellowstone National Park was the country’s first national park, founded in 1872.

Mount Rainier, August 2011

 

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