Exploring the Evergreen State, Part III
Mt. Rainier, Calif.
On the third week of our tour of the state of Washington, we're heading up from Tacoma to beautiful Mt. Rainier National Park. At least, I hear it's beautiful. It's only a few hours away from the City of Roses, but I've only been there once, a long time ago. Maybe we'll hear more about it from these postcards!
MOUNT RAINIER AND OHOP VALLEY
Peaceful and tranquil Ohop Valley guarded by majestic Mt. Rainier. A view no tourist will want to miss.
Posted: August 10, 1971
Dear Aunt C,
I'm spending a few days visiting a friend who lives in Washington (State) near Tacoma, and last night we had a wonderful view of Mt. Rainier. In fact she lives near enough that we could drive up to the Lodge for dinner, see alpine glaciers and some remaining patches of snow. It was great!
Best love, NCO
MOUNTAIN FLOWERS, WHITE HEATHER BLOOMING IN RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON
Between the icy fingers of the glaciers lie natural gardens of wild flowers, in which the White Heather blooms profusely. There are 364 varieties of wild flowers some of which thrust their heads through the snow in June.
Posted: April 14, 1939
Glad to hear from you. hope you are well. I feel so much better having lovely weather. some of my flowers are up. I all so had a nice Easter.
with love, Ethel
A [unintelligible] of the hundreds of species of wildflowers that abound in Paradise Valley in Mount Rainier National Park.
Posted: August 3, 1954
Mt. Rainier, Calif.
Having a picnic up here in the snow. Wish you were here,
59 CROSSING MAZAMA RIDGE SKYLINE, RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON
Aug 28, 1936,
Dear Miss Searles,
The is the place to get and keep cool. I can shiver here most any time. I'm having a grand time. Hope you are feeling better.
MT. RAINIER AND MIRROR LAKE, WASHINGTON
Mt. Rainier, with an altitude of 14,408 ft., is the second highest mountain peak in the United Sates. From the summit of this extinct volcano a gorgeous panorama of lakes, streams, and wooded trails can be seen.
Dear Friend: Thanks for the nice card. Thanks very much for the remembrance.
The hands are a little better but none too good.
I hope both of you are in good health, we are fairly at present.
Tell Charles Hello for me until I can get to see you both again. Answer soon,
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E. St. Louis, Ill.