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Dogwood Park Marker


Location of sign - Dogwood Park State Route 161, three miles north of Eatonville


Photo taken -  July 2008


Dogwood Park Marker in Eatonville Washington


Text of sign:


Dogwood Park

SR 161 Mount Rainier Viewpoint

Prior to the development of this viewpoint, sudden stops by tourists were becoming a traffic hazard at this location as motorists 

pulled to the shoulder to enjoy the spectacular view of majestic Mount Rainier. Upon the recommendation of Mrs. W.J. (Elsie) 

Hughes, resident of Ohop Valley, near Eatonville, and with the support from the Washington State Senator Marilyn Rasmussen, 

the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) purchased the 1.3 acre site in 1989. Elsie had found her 'End of 

the rainbow', the perfect spot for this magnificent viewpoint.


The large viewpoint sign was provided and is maintained by Washington State Parks.  A bronze Centennial marker is located at the

base.  The site was officially dedicated in a Washington State Centennial ceremony on November 6, 1989.  Since then, the 

viewpoint has been transformed through a lot of hard work and cooperation by adding tree, shrub and flower plantings, installing

site features, and providing ongoing maintenance.  The two garden benches were purchased by the Dogwood Garden Club.  The

Blue Star Memorial Highway marker was dedicated on September 14, 1994.


The plantings and maintenance activities are done by the Dogwood Garden Club, the Eatonville High School Landscape Class, the

Eatonville Elementary Junior Garden Club, and WSDOT.  Plantings were coordinated through WSDOT Landscape Architect Bob

Barnes.  From all those created and continued to maintain this viewpoint, please enjoy your stay in "Our little corner of the world".


1899 - Mount Rainier National Park Centennial - 1999


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