"WONDERLAND: An Administrative History of Mount Rainier National Park", by Theodore Catton (May 1996).
Research & resources
Museum collections, archives, history resources
Publications on a variety of topics produced by park naturalists between 1924-1939 and 1984-1989. Includes original text and images for over 100 editions.
NPS History E-Library
The NPS History Program provides online electronic editions of studies convering a wide array of new, rare, and hard-to-find materials about our parks, including Mount Rainier, as well as the National Park Service.
NPS Cultural Landscapes
A cultural landscape is a geographic area, including both cultural and natural resources, associated with an historic event, activity, or person; or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values. The site provides feature stories on cultural landscapes in NPS units, including Mount Rainier National Park.
A comprehensive manual of natural and cultural study opportunities within Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.
Transportation and Engineering
"Highways In Harmony": a history of Mount Rainier's roads, bridges, and transportation system.
"The Development of Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail, 1907-1939", by Paul Sadin (COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History, Winter 1999-2000, Vol. 13, No. 4)