History & Culture
Archaeology - Archaeologists at Mount Rainier study human use on the mountain spanning at least 9,000 years, from prehistoric people to the history of the current National Park.
Collections - Museum collections and artifacts, archives, and other history resources.
Celebrating the Wonderland Trail Centennial - Learn the history of the iconic trail encircling Mount Rainier.
Resources & Publications
WONDERLAND: An Administrative History of Mount Rainier National Park by Theodore Catton, May 1996 (pdf)
Nature Notes - 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 covering 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.
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 (pdf)