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Mount Rainer

 

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

 

Photo taken -  July 2008

 

Mt. Rainier Marker in Eatonville Washington

 

Text of sign:

 

Mt. Rainier


Altitude 14,410


The Evergreen State

 

This monarch of the Cascade Range has been called the Great Pyramid of the United States.  No other mountain on the continent

exceeds Rainier in bulk of rock masses, number of glaciers (26 active) and extent of base.  Nearly all of Mt. Rainier National Park's

337 square miles belong to the mighty mountain.  Geologist believe the original peak lost 2,000 feet in a volcanic blast, creating a

crater three miles square.  Three cinder cones grew together surrounding the crater rim, Columbia Crest the central snowy dome,

Point Success to the South and Liberty Cap to the North.  The British explorer, Captain George Vancouver, discovered the 

mountain in 1792 and named it for a fellow officer, Peter Regnier, now spelled Rainier.


Erected by the Washington State Highway Commission.


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