DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of National Parks
Buildings and Reservations
MOUNT RAINIER NATURE NOTES
Issued monthly by the Naturalist Department of Mount Rainier National
Park. Material contained herein may be used freely in any manner,
provided credit is given this pamphlet and the author.
|C. Frank Brockman,
|O. A. Tomlinson,|
In a slow descending wall
The glacier wrought;
Beneath the frigid pall
Were boulders caught.
With jar and roar the granite floor
Gives dust for dust in grinding,
The ages store forever more--
An endless skein unwinding.
By surge of icy tide
Torn rocks are hurled.
Whose shattered fragments hide
An ancient world.
At some command, in scanty sand,
Young tender lives now enter;
On tossed land, two frail ferns stand
A cycled aeon center.
--Edmund S. Meany
How YOU Can Help The
Naturalist Work in Mt. Rainier
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Dedicated to public service and the development of a greater
appreciation of the National Parks by the people of the nation, the
naturalist department has been materially aided by thoughtful donations
from those whom it has served in the past. Books on natural history, on
human history of the Pacific Northwest, on Indian lore, interesting
historical photographs or news clippings relative to the park, and
magazines (such as) NATURE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, AMERICAN FORESTS,
NATURAL HISTORY, BIRD LORE, and the like have swelled our library and
have facilitated a better presentation of the interesting features of
this park to our visiting public through the various mediums at our