DATE: 3/2/11


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-_
Donna Rahier – Superintendent’s Office-_
Mount Rainier National Park-_
360-569-2211, x2301-_-_
On March 2, 1899, the United States Congress approved an Act to set aside a portion of certain lands in the State of Washington, then known as the Pacific Forest Reserve, as a public park to be known as Mount Rainier National Park.

Today, Mount Rainier National Park celebrates its 112th anniversary as the fifth oldest national park in the United States.

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