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View of new Tacoma and Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, Washington Territory.
G4284.T2A3 1878 .G6
Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. On March 2, 1899, President William McKinley signed legislation
creating Mount Rainier National Park in central Washington.
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