Mount Rainier National Park Roads & Bridges, Longmire, Pierce County, WA
Longmire vicinity, WA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WA-35
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N65).
Building/structure dates: 1899 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
National Register Number: 97000344
Part of building/structure is in Packwood vicinity, Lewis County, WA.
Significance: The Mount Rainier National Park road system reflects its evolution from a primitive road providing access to Paradise Valley into a modern system of scenic highways and lesser access roads. The first roads were built by private individuals and mining concerns. Following the designation of the national park in 1899, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was assigned to the park and constructed the first major road. Subsequent roads were designed and built by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Public Roads. The park roads and road-related structures were carefully designed to harmonize with the park's outstanding natural scenery.
Conservation & Restoration
"Mission 66" Program
US Army Corps Of Engineer
Bureau Of Public Roads
Emergency Conservation Works
State Of Washington
Tolmie, Dr. William Fraser
Fish, Bryan D., Delineator
Trettel, Daniela, Delineator
Dickson, Julie Ann, Delineator
Quin, Richard, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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