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    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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Administrative History

WONDERLAND:

An Administrative History of

Mount Rainier National Park by Theodore Catton May 1996

Mount Rainier National Park

Asahel Curtis photograph of Rainier Park Company President Henry Rhodes (front), Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent O.A. Tomlinson (middle), and National Park Service Director Stephen Mather (right), against a backdrop of Mount Rainier, 1928.
(Photo courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, Washington)


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Did You Know?

Gobblers Knob fire lookout.

In the early 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corp constructed fire lookouts throughout the park to help protect the surrounding area from fire. Four historic lookouts still remain in the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District including Tolmie, Shriner, Fremont, and Gobblers Knob.