Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

History & Culture in Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier History

As the face of Mount Rainier constantly changes depending on weather, season and time of day, so does the mountain's interior. Its inner rumblings remind us that it is a mountain whose story is still being told.  As the face of Mount Rainier constantly changes depending on weather, season and ...

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Human History

5000 B.C. to A.D. 1800s – American Indian tribes live in the foothills of the mountain they call "Takhoma." 1792 – British explorer Captain George Vancouver names the mountain Mount Rainier for his friend Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.  1833 – Dr. William Tolmie, a Scottish physician at nearby Fort Nisqually, is ...

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