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Field Division of Education
Mount Rainier: Its Human History Associations
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FOREWORD


This paper is one of several prepared for the Field Division of Education of the National Park Service by a group of research workers employed during the CWA period of 1933-34. Its purpose was to provide an outline of the pertinent historical facts which could be used in the development of a museum layout and displays in connection with the development of a museum at Mount Rainier National Park.

The form and content of the paper are naturally conditioned by the purpose for which it was intended. It pretends neither to be an important piece of original research nor a complete statement of the history of the region about Mount Rainier. However, as a preliminary summary and outline of the subject, the paper should be useful as an introduction to the history of the Northwest. Its bibliography, although not complete, is extensive.

Although originally intended only for use in museum development by the Field Educational Headquarters of the National Park Service, several of the research papers prepared have aroused considerable interest. The demand for certain of them has been such as to warrant mimeographing some of the papers for wider distribution in the hope that their usefulness may be further extended.

The author is at present engaged in historical research for the California State Park Commission, gathering material for the reconstruction of the old mining town of Columbia. The mimeographing of this paper is made possible by resources made available by the State Emergency Relief Administration and Civil Conservation Corps enrollees.

This bulletin produced with assistance of personnel provided through SERA.



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