"Mount Rainier National Park", U.S. Corps of Engineers
Subject: Mount Rainier, Washington
Period: 1908 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
15.4 x 15.1 inches
39.1 x 38.4 cm
An early map of Mount Rainer Park that was drawn by Eugene Ricksecker under the direction of Major H.M. Chittenden, Corps of Engineers. It depicts the numerous glaciers surrounding Mount Rainer including Emmons, Nisqually, and Tahoma to name a few. Includes good detail of open roads, projected roads, trails, numerous falls, and park hotel. Elevation is represented by contour lines. Originally issued in November 1906 and revised to October 1908. Mount Rainer was the fourth National Park in the United States, created in 1899. In 1908, park visitation was less than 3,000 for the year.