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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mountain of the Great Snow - Rainier National Park

From our collection of vintage railroad memorabilia, a "New" map of Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, dated 1916 ...

The Mountain of the Great Snow
Mt Rainier National Park map 1916
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Rainier National Park -- Washington
1916 Map

If you are wondering why a map of Rainier National Park would be in a collection of railroad memorabilia, consider this:  The railroad that printed and issued the map, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul, Railway (C M St P Ry) in 1916 was one of the major roads serving the Pacific Northwest. All National Parks were attractive tourist destinations. Your options for putting together a trip to visit a Park were much more limited than today ... one of the best ways was to plan a trip taking advantage of the travel offered by train. The C M St P had service close to Mt. Rainier so they advertised and promoted Rainier National Park.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

4 comments:

  1. Amazing to think how much has changed in a century, and how much remains the same. The mountain isn't different, but our world sure is. :-)

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  2. It is amazing how much has changed in such a relatively short amount of time. ;) Wonder what the mountain thinks of our "progress!"

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  3. I just love those old brochures. The "feel" of them is so adventurous and exciting.

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  4. oh how things have changed. I see you know Joyful. Very nice person.
    The other people I do not know that well.

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